Not a whole lot has changed around here…
- I’m still undecided on the whole marathon thing;
- I’m still working on booking stuff in Alaska;
- I’m still emotionally unstable (perimenopause kicks PMS’ a$$)
Despite the fact that I’ve put aside my marathon decision until a point in time where I can make a decision without crying or yelling, I’ve started training. I’m cobbling together a plan from Hal Higdon, FIRST, and some of JoyRun’s previous plans. Basically the mileage Hal suggests at his intermediate level, minus one day of running per week, some FIRST speedwork, and some tweaks from Joy. Will it work? Who knows, but since I may be training for a marathon I never run, I guess it’ll be a fun experiment.
Sunday was my first speed workout. I did 8 x 400 at 8:20 pace, which I realized after the fact was about 20 seconds slower pace than I should have used. Oh well, I still felt it was challenging. Tomorrow I have a 5 mile pace run and then Wednesday I have a 10 mile long run. I’ve also added a little bit of cross training. I did Day 1 of the Shred. The next day I was actually sore! Woot! I plan to either hit the gym or do another free on demand video on Thursday.
I really need to figure out my race schedule for the spring. Popular races around here sell out months in advance. Right now, I’ve only registered for one half marathon and that one I may have to drop to a 10k as it’s the weekend before the possible marathon. My dad wants to do the Army 10 miler this year, so I’ve got that pencilled in for October. I’ve also got hotels held for the Knoxville half marathon in March, Bob Potts Marathon in May, and the Hatfield and McCoy in June. One of these days I’m going to have to actually register for a race…
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I learned one thing from your post: it's a good idea to hold hotels. I usually stack up my registrations or info sheets on "maybe" races until I finally register. By then, there's a good chance that the best or less expensive hotel rooms are already gone. At least you're prepared! It'll all work out. 😉
With the relaxed atmosphere of Bob Potts, you can for sure take your time in deciding on the race. There's also NO chance of a hotel in York selling out. Ever. I mailed in my registration today, so I'm unofficially officially in 🙂
Yeah, at least you have booked the hotels; there's always the opportunity for late registration, but there are no late hotel bookings. I foudn this out the hard way back in 2007 in Chicago.
You are so prepared, tho! I'm impressed! Hope you feel better soon!I'm running the 1/2 in Knoxville!
I would like to figure out my schedule as well. I can't decide if I want to try and do the Fargo Half Marathon or the 10K… I have never done a 10K and will probably be doing a HM in the fall.. good luck with those decisions…. and smart move on starting to train. I know I always feel better when I get going on a training schedule!
Your cobbled plan sounds good! Good luck with your decision making. Perimenopause? Ugh can't wait.
email me sometime about perimenopause. i was strugglign a year ago, changed up my supplements and have been feelign much better lately. 🙂
Smart that you've got your hotels held for when you do decide. Your mish-mash plan sounds good though, the best of a couple plans. Sorry perimenopause is rearing its ugly head.
Run Edinburgh with me in May! Okay, stop crying now… 😉
There are races every weekend in Chicago so I always just do them spontaneously. I wish I thought more about then and planned them out like you. The same old courses get pretty boring anyway 😉
Screw the Knoxville half, you need to head my way for the JACK DANIELS Half Mary, oh, yes, you heard me right.
Good idea to get the hotels held until you decide for sure. Why don't you just visit your parents in May and run Madison?? 🙂
Hey, I like the new colored map of completed states! It will be fun to fill it in!I saw that you mentioned a marathon on FB…. exciting! I hope it works out for you.I hear ya on needing to sign up for races. The big ones around here sell out too, not to mention constantly increasing fees!