I've completed the April 30 days of mileage challenge! Total Milage: 36.545 miles!
I have to say - I really feel like I accomplished something. I ALSO finished April down overall by 3.2 pounds (I was carrying some extra weight from the pizza on Monday, and had a few...ahem...biological helpers along the way! Ewwww! LOL)! Sponsors - expect letters AFTER I'm back from Vegas.
And now we set our sights to MAY.
But first - a small vacation to Las Vegas!
Today I'll tell you my OVERALL plan for May - and the May challenge. As well as a long term plan. Tomorrow before heading to the airport (at 4am) I'll tell you the plan for Vegas, and we'll part until Monday. :)
May's Challenge: much has been made of my runs this month - some short, some longer. But many have commented that the TIME isn't enough. So be it. Part of that has to do with a lack of rest. So in May I will add both. May's challenge - 15 days of 30 minutes or more. I will run/walk for a MINIMUM of 30 minutes at least 50% of this month. The rest will be rest or cross-training. And oh yeah - to make it more interesting - I'm going to try to make SEVEN of 15 runs OUTSIDE. How's that?
Long term plan: I'm really enjoying Marathoning for Mortals and have discussed these plans, as well as my May goal with Christina (who by the way ran me through a gauntlet today - measurements - and then leg press, chest press, stairs, lunges, squat jumps...this woman LOVES abusing my legs! And trust me Christina, I love ya for it!). The training plan in Marathoning I've selected is the 14 week run/walk Half-Marathon plan. This is for people who want to MOSTLY run, but SOMEWHAT walk a half-marathon. However, I'm going to DOUBLE the plan - and do 28 weeks. Repeating each week once before moving onto the next one. It involves a short training session (35-50 minutes) Monday and Thursday. Cross Training Tuesday and Friday. Rest Wednesday and Sunday. And of course - the LONG RUN Saturday. When I get back from Vegas, I'll tell you the Monday that 28 week training will begin on and detail the plan.
If the training is too much for my knees/body - I will default to the walk/run plan.
What are YOUR thoughts? Is this a sound plan? Mike Scopa thinks so. :)
The long runs increase from 2 miles to 10 miles over the course of the training session. And then, the 13.1 mile Half Marathon on January 10th.
I'm really going to do it, aren't I?
MAIN STREET AWAITS!