Plan for the week of Januare 23-29. KISS
Sunday, January 23, 2011
You know, Keep it Simple, Stupid.
For weeks now, I have had my running friends assure me that I can prepare for a marathon on two runs a week. Well, they may be comfortable doing that but that's not for me. When I run two times in a week, I don't actually gain any conditioning/speed/strength etc. Usually my shorter run is OK, and my longer one sucks ass. I get so tired because I'm not properly training that I end up walking more than I should. So, I know I need to get back up to 4 (or even 5) a week, so that I can get my confidence in my ability to run long again.
Right now there is just no joy in running for me because I don't feel like I'm a "real runner" because I'm so slow and it's so painful - my legs just feel like lead. It's not painful in the sense of the injury. Right now that feels fine, but there's no "spring" in my step anymore. I feel like I'm just dragging. I want that feeling back - the feeling of success and fulfillment!
Here is what I intend to do this week, and I'm keeping it simple (not going for a drastic change)
Sunday - Vinyasa Yoga
Monday - Run (5 miles is my goal) Strength training in pm
Tuesday - Bike in A.m. and elliptical in Pm/strength training in pm
Wednesday - Run in pm
Thursday - Bike in am, upper body workout in pm
Friday - Long run - 8-9 miles in afternoon.
Saturday - Rest day (Dave's funeral)
So, I am going to try to get back to three runs for a week or two, then add another short one into my plans.