Hey Errrrbody! So here’s the dealio…I meant to publish this blog yesterday. BUT I ran out of time to hit the library due to life. So it’s Tuesday and I’ve completed day 2 of marathon training and feeling great! I guess I should be. If I was hurting by day 2 I suppose I would be in some big trouble. But I am definitely due for a new pair of shoes. My knees, feet and my general entire body told me so! So here they are:
|Mizuno Wave Precision 12|
You can read Runner’s World shoe review here. They say, “We recommend it as a marathon-training shoe that handles miles just as well as it does speed workouts.” Just what I’ve been looking for! I love my Brooks Cadences for sure, especially for racing in. But I’ve been needed something with a little more ‘meat’ to carry me through the training portion. As soon as I’ve had em for a while I will offer my thoughts.
|It’s also been REALLY chilly! I found an awesome ColdGear shirt at Marshalls for $15 compared to $50!!|
As I mentioned before, this marathon training will slightly differ in that I will be ramping up the mileage a bit. I’ve been reading through Runner’s World Big Book of Marathon Training and let me say it is a complete resource! So glad I went with it. There’s some great training plans in the back and I decided to go with one of those.
|Runner’s World Big Book Training Plan|
A few things that differ from RLRF:
- Yasso 800s
- longest run tops out at 23, not 20
- some long runs have a fast finish
- scheduled ‘hill’ work vs soley speedwork
- more easy running!
- if needed swap out an easy run day for rest or light cross training
- there’s only one scheduled rest day
Now before, I really did like the Run Less, Run Faster idea. I stayed injury free and felt it was the best option for me at the time. The downfall? I never swam or biked or did any serious cross training. Which is part of the 3 plus 2 idea. So I wasn’t able to complete the plan as intended. But with this its all about running. I will be routine about my yoga and/or pilates along with core work to help keep me balanced. I won’t be running as scheduled in the book though. Sometimes my long runs will have to fall on a Wednesday or Monday. It really depends on my crazy work schedule, in which my hours are never the same from week to week. Some nights I work late, some days I work early. Some weekends I might have off and other weekends I work. That’s a bit of the pain but it’s always been a pain. Might as well throw some marathon training into the mix of my crazy schedule! I’m living on the edge. Ha! Yeah buddy. I know there’s plenty of people out there who do way more than I. But for me, this plenty.
Where there’s a will there’s a way. Especially when you have the good Lord on your side. I pray that somehow through all this I am able to encourage someone and that I honor God in all I do.
I. Am. On. A. Mission. To ROCK IT like a ROCKET! Cheesy? Yes. Awesome? Heck yes.
Geez I have so much more to say… that’s what I get for not blogging for a week! But I will stop here.