Tuesday, March 8, 2011


I have the Cherry Blosson 10-miler coming up on April 3, so I've been following the Hal Higdon 15k training plan for that. I'm about 3.5 weeks away from that. Last night was 'stretch and strengthen' so I played on the Wii, and today I have some pretty sore muscles, so I'm pleased with that. Tonight is a 3 mile run, I'll probably crank up the speed since it's shorter (note: 'speed' is relative... I max out at 8:00 miles). Since I'm working nights, I'm stuck with running on the treadmill at 2 in the morning (the other option is waking up early, and I'm not very good at that). I'll transition to outside running soon... the nice thing about middle of the night, indoor running is that I get to watch some REALLY bad tv. The downside to that is I am horribly susceptible to infomercials, which comprise like 60% of TV programs in the wee hours of the morning. Everything looks so effective. AND I get 2 for only x low payments of $xx.95? I'll take a dozen!

Once I'm off the night shift I'll go back to running in the afternoons like a normal person, and actually running outdoors. i have a Garmin that I just don't like to wear because it's not super comfortable, but I'll have to get used to it because if I stick to only those paths I have measured by driving them, I will quickly run out of routes. Especially when I get up into the 20 milers.

For marathon training, I will be using Hal Higdon yet again, his Intermediate I marathon plan. Mostly because it does not have any speedwork, and I can't stand speedwork, even though I am well aware it is good for me. Maybe I'll do some tempo runs. Don't hold your breath.

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