Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What to do now

Monday - rest day

*my legs were still a little sore and we had some stuff to do with the house yesterday, so I went ahead and took another rest day. I'm surprised at how sore my legs are but it's been a long time since I've really trained, so that's probably just the result. 


My next race is the Las Vegas Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon. This race will be a little different in that I am running it by myself. That means I'll be running a little faster and that's what makes me nervous. I have NOT been training as I normally would for a half marathon so I'm not sure how this is going to go. I'm a little nervous about the amount of pain I'm going to endure, and really, not beating my previous time. I'm still new enough to running that I pretty much PR every race. This may be the first race that I do not. I'm not one who believes in cramming training either, so I'm just going to get back on track, make the most of the 4 weeks I have, and enjoy myself. Vegas should be awesome. 

The next 4 weeks will look like this - 

November 6th
Monday - rest
Tuesday - yoga/30 swim 
Wednesday - 6 sets of 1/4 mile repeats at 10k pace
Thursday - yoga/cross training at lunch - i'm not sure what... maybe bike, maybe elliptical
Friday - 3 sets of 7 minute repeats with a recovery of 5 minutes
Saturday - rest - I have to be in richmond for a wedding
Sunday - 60-80 minutes of running at HM pace

November 13th
Monday - Rest
Tuesday - yoga/cross train
Wednesday - 4 x 1/4 mile repeats at 10k pace, 2 x 1/2 mile repeats at 10k pace
Thursday - yoga/cross train
Friday - 4-6 sets of 2 minute hill repeats
Saturday - yoga - I have yoga teacher training this weekend so I'll be doing yoga all weekend
Sunday - 10 miles at HM pace

November 20th
Monday - rest
Tuesday - yoga/cross train - this is going to be hard because I will be moving on this day. we'll see what happens
Wednesday - 6 x 1/4 mile repeats at 10k pace, run 15-20 minutes with 4-6 sets of 30 second strides
Thursday - yoga/cross train 
Friday - 6 x 3 minutes, recover 2-3 minutes
Saturday - yoga/cross train
Sunday - 55-65 minutes

OR

Monday - rest
Tuesday - 6 x 3 minutes, recover 2-3 minutes
Wednesday - yoga/cross train
Thursday - Turkey Trot 8k
Friday - rest
Saturday - 55-65 minute run
Sunday - rest

November 27th
Monday - run 30 minutes with 60" strides followed by 120" easy run
Tuesday - yoga/cross train
Wednesday - easy 5-7 miles
Thursday - who knows, I'll be in Boulder, CO
Friday - again, boulder, co
Saturday - travel to Las Vegas
Sunday - RACE

So that's what the next 4 weeks look like. Hopefully I can stay on track. I have to go to Richmond, VA, do a weekend of yoga teacher training, move from one house to another, and have thanksgiving. Busy busy! I'm enjoying all the things I get to do but will also be excited to rest once November is over!!

1 comment:

  1. The days in Boulder we will be doing yoga and walking Lola :)

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