I can't believe training has started! It's exciting...and overwhelming. Thank goodness these first few weeks feel doable. I keep looking ahead that the training and how LONG the runs get, and I need to stop that. It's a progression, right? Right?
I'm following Hal Higdon's Novice 2 plan because I really liked the pace runs for the half marathon.
The Plan for Week 1:
Monday Rest Tuesday 3 Miles Got up at 5 to run my 3 miles before school. It takes me so long to warm up in the morning. I finished that 3 miles feeling stiff and slow. Wednesday 5 Miles @Pace Not sure what my marathon pace is going to be...I'm aiming for 11:00 minute miles that include a 1 minute walk break at the top of each mile. Thursday 3 Miles First day of vacation! Easy 3 miles at 6 am before my guy had to get out the door for work. Friday Rest Saturday 8 Miles Rested. And volunteered at NYRR headquarters labeling marathon goodie bags. Sunday Cross Training Queens 10k instead. Loved this race....here's the recap.
The Plan for Week 2: Monday Rest Tuesday 3 Miles Easy 3 miles...I've started to notice the same runners are out around the same time as me each morning. Wednesday 5 Miles Kind of wanted to run a 4th of July race, but when I was done with my run at 7:30, I was really glad I ran on my own! I didn't love running in the pouring rain, but at least it was a little cool. Thursday 3 Miles Didn't happen. Leah woke up screaming with a 102ish fever at 1 am. I knew when she woke up that I wouldn't be able to get up at 6 to run. Took her to the doctor later and found out she has coxsackie. Again. Awesome. Friday Rest Saturday 9 Miles I made a real effort to run this one slow and to negative split. Started out at a 12ish pace and forced myself to stay there. It was super hot, so running slow was a lot easier. Headphones were dead from the start of this run, probably because of all the rain on Wednesday. Finished the run at 12:01 pace. Sunday Cross training I should have run my missing 3 miles, but I opted to sleep in. Oh well!
The Plan for Weeks 3 & 4: Track my calories. Seriously. Keep up with the water! Monday Rest Tuesday 3 Miles Wednesday 5 Miles@Pace Thursday 3 Miles Friday Rest Saturday 6 Miles Sunday Traveling
Monday 3 Miles Tuesday 6 Miles@Pace Wednesday 3 Miles Thursday Rest Friday Rest Saturday 11 Miles Sunday Swimming/Cross training
We are going on vacation on Sunday so I want to make sure I get my miles in. Luckily, I'll be in a fairly runner friendly locale with a nice long boardwalk!
Tell me about your plans for this summer! Any fun vacations planned?