"Secret mission? What plans?"
Okay - so people have been asking about my training plan from here out - especially since I'm not renewing my training with Christina.
We'll start with June.
June is a running month. Minimal cross training, mostly running. The bet with Chris takes center stage. Wogging miles count, and the bet is whether or not Chris can do 1.5x my mileage. If he CAN - I put $50 into the dream team fund. And pout. If he can't - then he puts $50 into the fund, and we all cheer! :) Just kidding - it's all good fun. That being said - who are YOU rooting for?
July 7th, though, starts my 28 week march to the race. Here's how this plan works. Each week is organized the same way. Each exercise day starts with a five minute warm up, ends with a five minute cool down, and a strides exercise. These do NOT count towards the time/mileage goal of the day.
Monday: Timed run. (we start with running 3 minutes/walking 2 and advance to 3/1 and 4/1)
Tuesday: Timed cross training.
Thursday: Timed run (see above).
Friday: Timed cross training (see above).
Saturday: Mileage based run.
The cross training I plan on doing is upper and lower body WEIGHTS. I'll work BIG muscle groups - chest, quads, etc. And not push them so hard - we're going for strength and stability - not bulk.
Now - since this is a 14 week program - I'm doing each week TWICE. So my 28 will look like:
W1/W1/W2/W2/W3/W3/W4, and so on.
And here's a preview of the planned week's.
1: 35/30/R/35/30/3miles/R (does this make sense given the key above?)
And so on. The long runs vary a bit as we get closer. Half way through they hit 7, then go to 4, 6, 8, and 10. Ten miles is the longest run scheduled.
What I might do, though, is every "double week" add half a mile. So week one part two would be 3.5.
Not sure yet on that one.
And those are the plans!
Speaking of plans. We have our hotel room. :) Sadly, we have to stay at the Contemporary. Oh darn. :)
MAIN STREET AWAITS!