Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Over the Hump for the New Year

Training for 1/12/09 - 1/18/09

Monday: Off

Tuesday: 45 min, 5.5M+

Wednesday: 30+min, 4M

Thursday: 45 min, 5.5M+

Friday: 30+min, 4M + weight circuit

Saturday: 45 minutes, incl 1-2-3-2-1 fartlek @5:52 pace with equal rest

Sunday: 90 minutes, 12M + 5xstrides and leg drills

Total: 37M

So I've been delinquent in regards to posting lately, but I'm back on track now. Running through the holidays was alright, but really for the last month of 2008 I floundered quite at bit. It wasn't necessarily a lack of motivation, but perhaps direction? So when the calendar turned over to 2009 I got serious about laying out some goals for the coming year and that has done the trick so far. Just being consistent (6-7 days per week) for that short of time has helped.

Of course there is a ways to go. Right now I'm working in the 7:30 - 8:00/mile pace for most runs on the treadmill, but at least I'm feeling better doing it. Small steps.

As far as goals for the year, I think its going to be a marathon year, but don't hold me to it. I lower key May marathon run off base mileage and a few workouts, a full build-up October marathon, and then a November ultra (JFK?).

All that sounds great, but I really would settle for a healthy, consistent year of training.

Oh and we're at 150" of snow in Houghton so far this season. Welcome to the UP!

3 comments:

andyH. said...

quarterly updates...i like it.

Adam Harmer, Matt Patten, Wynn Davis. said...

indeed quarterly updates like my financial quarterlies! Really glad to hear all is well Patrick. I figured the snow was pretty deep up there. It has been bitingly cold at a consistent rate down here. Lots of treadmill running, but i don't mind it and it is good quality. Looks like you have a good mindset for this year and schedule.

I am a runner. "We are what we repeatedly do" said...

good luck! glad to see you back at it and hope to see you somewhere this fall

Greg