Bulletproof

“Tick, tick, tick, tick on the watch and life’s too short for me to stop.”-La Roux

I was woken up by my lovely alarm at 4:30 this morning. I checked the weather and it was a refreshing 23 degrees outside. BUT, today was not the day to cringe and crawl back in bed. Today was my first day of training for Broad Street! Sure, I only had a 3-miler planned for this morning, but was still a run that’s preparing me for May. And that gets me SO excited. My first training run went really well. I’ve been running between 6 and 8 miles every other day, so when I only had to run 3 this morning, it was a nice change. I’m able to focus more now on my time and picking up my race pace. YAY!

On another note: I was absolutely freezing my butt off this morning. I can’t wait for 40 degree weather so I can run without 8 layers of clothes on.

I’ve been asked by a few people what kind of training plans I use. Since my first half marathon, I’ve used one resource: Hal Higdon. His plans are great. Here’s the training plan I’ll be using. You can find more plans for a variety of distances and fitness levels on his site.

WEEK MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
1 3 miles+ weights 4 miles 4 x 800 2 miles+ weights Rest 6 miles 60 XT
2 3 miles+ weights 5 miles 30 min tempo 3 miles+ weights Rest 7 miles 60 XT
3 3 miles+ weights 6 miles 5 x 800 4 miles+ weights Rest 8 miles 60 XT
4 3 miles+ weights 4 miles 35 min tempo 2 miles+ weights Rest 4 miles 5-K Race
5 3 miles+ weights 5 miles 6 x 800 3 miles+ weights Rest 7 miles 60 XT
6 3 miles+ weights 6 miles 40 min tempo 4 miles+ weights Rest 8 miles 60 XT
7 3 miles+ weights 4 miles 7 x 800 2 miles+ weights Rest 4 miles 10-K Race
8 3 miles+ weights 5 miles 45 min tempo 3 miles+ weights Rest 9 miles 60 XT
9 3 miles+ weights 6 miles 8 x 800 4 miles+ weights Rest 10 miles 60 XT
10 3 miles+ weights 4 miles 30 min tempo 4 miles+ weights 1-2 miles Rest 15-K Race

Happy Monday, you guys! I hope everyone has a great week!

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