January 9th, 2011
Currently: I am sitting on the couch in sweats, wrapped in a down blanket with the lights off while Dave reads facts about the Amazon River and other large bodies of water from the dining room.
Did you know that the Pacific Ocean gets up to 86 degrees near the equator?
Yea, neither did I.
Did you also know that I didn’t run that 8 miles yet? I’m sure you all could have guessed it, though!
I think that the Pacific Ocean had a warmer temperature than my body today. I just could not get warm, and the thought of running for an hour + in “feels like” 7 degree weather seemed tortuous.
I’d rather throw myself into the Pacific.
Ok, not really.I hate water. But my lack of motivation did make me take a long, hard look at marathon training. …and make me consider purchasing a treadmill off of Craig’s List…
If I do a 16 week training plan, then I don’t have to start until the end of January…which is what I plan on doing.
HOWEVER, before you start thinking, “my goodness this girl is ridiculously lazy”, let me explain.
I’m going to be starting the “official” training at the end of January, but because the past two months have been so chaotic and my running has dwindled, I will take the next two weeks to get my mileage up to where it used to be before I jump headfirst.
Marathon training can be completely scary because the mileage builds very quickly. That increased mileage only scares me when I have low mileage. As my mileage builds, so does my confidence.
Once I am up to my 30ish miles a week, the thought of impending 15 mile runs will not frighten me.
So here’s the plan for this week:
Sunday: cross train (Jillian Michaels, holla!)
Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: 4 miles, cross train
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: cross train
Saturday: 8 miles
Total Mileage: 22 miles
Like all of my “plans” this isn’t set in stone. Some of these days are interchangeable. I usually run with Ashley one night a week so, for example, we may run 4 miles on Thursday instead of Wednesday depending on our schedules. Flexibility is the name of my game.
Now I am not a proponent of gambling, but I wouldn’t be surprised if you all placed bets on whether or not this will happen.
Heck, I might even place a bet too based on past performances.
I’m predictable in an unpredictable kind of way.
I’m also hoping that by sharing my “plan” with you, it might spur me to actually follow it.
Here’s to the new week!
Do you plan out your workouts for the week?What’s your workout schedule look like for this week? Does it look at all like mine?
Who else is beginning training for a spring marathon? Is anyone else running Pittsburgh?