I woke up today and I there is only one word (okay two words one phrase) to describe me.
I don’t really know why either. I had my usual 7ish hours of sleep (what I would do to make that 8) but I was just a mess. My alarm actually went off early so that I could get 3 miles in but that just didn’t happen. It was one of those… alarm goes off.
You laugh out loud.
And you go back to bed sort of mornings. Apparently I am not made to run in the morning. I am going to get my hair done tonight so I knew I wouldn’t have time so I wanted to get it in but apparently this will be a night off.
Thank goodness I ran on Monday!
My Hal Higdon app has been a bit of a let down actually. It is totally inflexible. It has Mondays always being your day off (along with Fridays) and has cross-training on specific days that is not Tuesday and Thursday (which is when I need it) so I am just not happy haha.
So here is what I gather from it though…
- 2 days off a week
- 2 days of cross-training a week (or a shorter run)
- 3 days running a week
And the schedule seems to do this…
- Week 1: 10 miles (3, 3, and 4)
- Week 2: 10 miles (3, 3, and 4)
- Week 3: 12 miles (3.5, 3.5, and 5)
- Week 4: 12 miles (3.5, 3.5, and 5)
- Week 5: 14 miles (4, 4, and 6)
- Week 6: 11.1 (4, 4, and 3.1) *this week you should compete in a 5K*
- Week 7: 16 miles (4.5, 4.5, and 7)
- Week 8: 17 miles (4.5, 4.5, and 8)
- Week 9: 16.2 (5, 5, and 6.3) *this week you should compete in a 10K)
- Week 10: 19 miles (5, 5, and 9)
- Week 11: 20 miles (5, 5 and 10)
- Week 12: 8 miles during the week with rest on Thursday and Friday then RACE DAY 13.1 miles
So I think I can accomplish all of that on my own schedule. I’ll just have to make Monday, Wednesday, and one weekend day my running day (except for today, I think I’ll run after Crossfit tomorrow to get my other 3 in) Tuesday and Thursday my cross days and then Friday and the other day of the weekend my rest days- probably Sunday so I’m not resting 2 days in a row. Or just mix up a week day run with that.
Boo for an app that doesn’t let me customize it but I think the strategy and timing is still right on so I’ll do the best I can with it.
That post I wrote the other day… about you being better and things not actually getting easier… is really resonated with me right now. I found myself looking at that 12 week schedule and going oh well I think by week 6 I WILL BE BETTER. I have never broke a 7 mile funk so week 8 is actually the week I am looking forward to the most. And then of course race day.
When I will take my body to a place it has never been.
Hmmm. Sounds a big Christian Grey to me. But you get the picture. *insert laugh from Tim here because he has been waiting for the moment I reference our dear 50 shades*
So yea I think I will print myself out a training “schedule” knowing that flexibility is crucial here. Not every day is the same for me which I typically love however… the most stuff I have on my plate (oh you know work, grad school, wedding stuff, and being a good fiancé) the more structure and planning I need.
Alright that’s all I have for today. Oh the inspiration of running from the desk of Jaci Laney.
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