One of the great things about maintaining a blog like this is that you can use it as a motivational tool for yourself. I have come up with a training plan for the White Rock marathon, and by posting my planned workouts on my blog as well as on the fridge (and updating the post throughout the week), it makes me very visibly accountable.
And I am counting on you, dear reader, to give me some grief if I start slacking.
Since the White Rock marathon is the first weekend in December, my training plan started on November 1st (yesterday) and will run for 5 weeks. It will probably then transition into a plan for the Rocky Raccoon 100 in February.
So here we go - week one of the "White Rock Diaries".
Well, it would look really bad if I missed a workout on the first day of the plan, wouldn't it. Nancy and I did this together after everyone went to bed. It makes it much easier when someone else is suffering alongside you :-)
I celebrated my dedication by diving into our stash of leftover Halloween candy while catching up on Top Chef. Yummy.
It rained overnight - I was woken by torrential rain and thunder around midnight - but it had stopped by the time my alarm went off at 4am. It was cloudy and the footing was surprisingly slippery, but I had a fantastic run. The temperature was 55F. I ran 10 miles in 1:16:27 (7:39 pace), and felt like I was cruising.
pm workout - pending
Wednesday November 3rd
am - 8 miles
pm - Bicycle trainer (30 minutes)
Thursday November 4th
am - 6 miles
pm - Bob Harper's Workout 1 (30 minutes)