It's good that I've finally (mostly) decided on a marathon training plan since today is my self-prescribed start date. I don't really know why it took me so long to pick one... maybe because I want it to be absolutely perfect... or more likely because I'm a very indecisive person. Anyway, big thanks to Alanna who hooked me up with some great plans that I will definitely be pulling from and P who suggested Smart Coach (which I tried to link but seems to be down this morning) from Runner's World which has always been my go to training source in the past, and also the current running book I'm reading, My Life on the Run by Bart Yasso, which had several fantastic plans in the back. I'm taking a little bit from each of them, combining some hill workouts (which I've never specifically done before), some Yasso 800's (I hear those are fun) and a 4 running days a week schedule (I usually only take 1, occasionally 2 rest days... 3 could be... fun/interesting... we'll see).
So, here's what it looks like for this week:
M - 9mi easy
T - rest/cross train - I think I'll try to get back in good standing with The Hard Core Club's workouts
W - 7mi with 4 @ tempo pace
R - 8 mi easy
F - rest/cross train - more Hard Core & some yoga
S - 12mi gradually increasing to marathon pace (not 100% sure what I'm aiming at for that, we'll see)
Su - rest
Now, to the important stuff... It's Game Day!!! That's right, tonight is the NCAA Football National Championship game and My Ducks will be playing (along with Angela's Tigers... boo) . I know you all have lots of preparations to make before kick off (you better at least wear green and yellow) and while you're cheering for my ducks keep your eye out for Kim & EMZ who are lucky enough to be there. And thanks to Jimmy Fallon and Sebastian Bach, I'll leave you with the Ducks new Power Ballad to get you pumped up... it's going to be a great day. Go Ducks!!