Putting My Game Face On

All right, everyone has to have a plan for getting back into it. So, if I am to get serious about my idea of doing my first HIM in May, I have to plan for the rest of the season. Stop reading here if you get bored easily. I need to put on my game face and roll out a plan in black and white. Since this is my training (b)log, I decided to do it here.

  • Today: one more day of complete rest. Got to make sure that leg is 100% healed. Book a flight and hotel in Philly.
  • Power Yoga
  • Friday: Power Yoga PM for sure.
  • Saturday: 6-8 miles LSD or 1-2k OW swim
  • Sunday: 6-8 miles LSD if not completed yesterday. 8 miles if not.

Next week, week 11, week ending 9/27:

  • Monday: Rest. Book a flight and hotel in Philly.
  • Tuesday: 4-5 miles and strength
  • Wednesday: 6-7 miles
  • Thursday: 4-5 miles
  • Friday: Power Yoga PM
  • Saturday: 10 miles or 1-2K OW Swim
  • Sunday: 15-20 mi ride -or- 10 miles

Week 12, Week Ending October 7:

Week 13, Ending October 13:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 4 miles and strength
  • Wednesday: 9 miles
  • Thursday: 5 miles
  • Friday: Power Yoga PM
  • Saturday: 2k OW swim as part of the Lucky's Lake Swim Relay
  • Sunday: 14-16 mi

Week 14, Ending October 20:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 4 miles and strength
  • Wednesday: 9 miles
  • Thursday: 5 miles
  • Friday: Power Yoga PM
  • Saturday: 16-18mi or 1-2K OW swim
  • Sunday: 15-20 mi ride or 16-18mi

Week 15, Ending October 27:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 4 miles and strength
  • Wednesday: 9 miles
  • Thursday: 5 miles
  • Friday: Power Yoga PM
  • Saturday: 18-20 mi or 1-2K OW swim
  • Sunday: 15-20 mi ride or 18-20 mi

Week 16, Ending November 4:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 4 miles and strength
  • Wednesday: 9 miles
  • Thursday: 5 miles
  • Friday: Power Yoga PM
  • Saturday: 12 mi or 1-2K OW swim
  • Sunday: 15-20 mi ride or 12 mi

Week 17, Ending November 11:

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 4 miles and strength
  • Wednesday: 6 miles
  • Thursday: 3 miles
  • Friday: Power Yoga PM
  • Saturday: 8 mi or 1-2K OW swim
  • Sunday: 15-20 mi ride or 8 mi

WEEK 18, MARATHON WEEK

  • Monday: Rest
  • Tuesday: 3 miles and strength
  • Wednesday: 4 miles
  • Thursday: 4 miles
  • Friday: Rest
  • Saturday: Rest
  • Sunday: RACE

6 tidbits of wizdom:

IM Able said...

Okay, so you didn't *exactly* ask for advice, but I'm going to get all nosy and give my two cents. But it's only out of love. :)

My thought is... you need more REST!! Six day weeks? I was doing six day weeks when punching it for the IM, but it was seriously hard on my body. Six straight days of running would kill me. And my knees.

I'm a massive proponent of allowing time to heal, especially since running kicks my butt all the time. When I don't allow for rest, things start giving out. Often my knees, sometimes my lower back, and once my upper back, but I blame that one on yelling at the neighbors. Maybe, if you're worried about mileage, double up on one day (4 in the morning and 6 in the evening) so you can recover the next?

So there are my totally unsolicited 2 cents. Ain't blogging FUN ?????

;p

IM Able said...

Oh, and since I forgot to say it....


YOU GO GIRL!!!!


Training is F.U.N.

JohnnyTri said...

yeah I agree with IM Able.. that's a lot running but you will have to decide and your body will tell you when it needs more rest.
Just make sure to listen!!
Dang your running Phili too..
humm.. I gotta get that on my list to do.

stay strong and have fun.!!

rockon`

Meggan Ann said...

Hmm . . . maybe you guys are right, but Friday's workouts are kind of a rest as they're power yoga . . . and I'm only doing 4 runs per week plus a cross-training day or two . . . nonetheless, maybe 3 runs per week plus 2 cross days and 2 rest days is not such a bad idea . . .

Tea said...

well congrats on making the committment. I'm so proud of you! You've come so far in such a short period of time....don't ever forget what you have accomplished.

Duane said...

Go girl! You seem to be very organized!

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