Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Sunday, February 24, 2008
Here is my schedule for the week. 8 weeks of training ahead including a 15K on a very hilly course, a half marathon in Washington DC, then Boston. The bottom line to the training is to just do it. I don't want to look back just before the marathon and think "I wish I hadn't missed that workout."
Monday, 2-25: 1hr 30min
Tuesday, 2-26: AM -1 hr. PM Run - Track: 2 mile warmup. 14x800 at 10K pace. 200m easy between.
Wednesday, 2-27: AM Run - 1 hr. PM Run - 50 min easy.
Thursday, 2-28: Run - 15 min warmup then 1:25 @ marathon pace. Cool down 10 min.
Friday, 2-29: Off day.
Saturday, 3-1: 2hrs 40min medium.
Sunday, 3-2: 1 hr easy.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 18, 2008
Mark Godale and Becki Michael both ran very well at the AT&T Austin Marathon over the weekend. Becki running her debut marathon finished as the 1st American Woman and 2nd Overall Women clocking a time of 2:43:45. She is a fellow Team Good River member and has a promising running career ahead of her. Mark was equally impressive finishing 17th overall with a 2:38:43. Mark has put his nose to the grindstone over the last year and is returning to prime form.
I only hope the training that I am putting in will pay off in 2008. Thanks to both of you for continuing to inspire me.
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Training Schedule - Week of Feb 11th.
Monday, 2-11: Run - 1 hour easy
Tuesday, 2-12: AM Run 1 hour easy. PM Run - Track: WU 2 as usual. Main set is 6x2 miles at a pace that is 5-10 sec/mile faster than your current predicted marathon pace. Take a very easy - just barely jogging - 400 between reps.
Wednesday, 2-13: AM Run - 1 hour easy. PM Run - WU 15 min to marathon pace. Main set is 1:30 hrs at pace. WD 15 min easy.
Thursday, 2-14: Run - 1 hour easy.
Friday, 2-15: Off day.
Saturday, 2-16: Run - 2:30 hrs total with 1:15 hrs at marathon pace.
Sunday, 2-17: Run - 1 hr to 1:30 hrs easy
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Lessons learned: Better diet. Eat light on hard workout days. I kicked the Burger Kings @ss!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
The 1st week of a 3 week climb. I have 800's on Tuesday. I haven't run 800's for a while now. 27 years ago I consistantly ran under 2 minutes for the 800 with a best of 1:56.7.....but 27 years ago there was no way I could run 10 x 800 in a workout. Old guys rock!
- Monday, 2-4: AM: Run - 1:30 hrs total.
- Tuesday, 2-5: AM Run - 1 hr easy. PM Run - Track: WU 2 miles. Main set is 10x800 at 2:40-45 per 800.
- Wednesday, 2-6: AM Run - 1 hr easy.
- Thursday, 2-7: Run - WU 15 min to marathon pace. Main set is 1:15 at marathon pace. WD 10 min.
- Friday, 2-8: Off day.
- Saturday, 2-9: Run - 2:20 hrs total with 50 min to 1 hr at marathon pace.
- Sunday, 2-10: Run - No more than 1 hr to 1:15 hrs all easy.
Anyone interested in joining in on the fun?