Friday, December 10, 2010

Training Plan

I am so excited to have a training plan.  Earlier this year, I signed up for the Indianapolis Mini Marathon (held in May 2011).  I walked it (ran part of each mile, but mostly walked) last year and I am determined to actually train and do it for real this year.  Last year I only had 2 days notice before I actually did the event.  Not much of a "plan".  This year, the event sent a link to a free email subscription to a training blog/event info thing and I signed up.  When I went out to the link there was a training plan that started this past Monday (Dec 6) and since it was only the 7th, I thought I would start it off and give it a go.  I have my printout downstairs by my treadmill and am working through it day by day.  I am so excited when I get to check off a run.  I can't believe how motiviating this is.  I am really looking forward to this event.  (Note:  I am also posting this on my blog so that when, in March, I am ready to quit from running so much, I will be able to look back and remember how excited I am now! - So Ashli of the future, if you are reading this, don't slack, just do it...you are awesome!)

Ok, sorry for that, sometimes the fingers just start typing.  Anyway, I wanted to share how excited I am about having a plan.  I also ordered Jeff Galloway's book Half Marathon:  You Can Do It.  He uses the Run/Walk/Run method I am so fond of so I am probably going to transition to his plan at some point. 

I am so excited to see everyone's running posts...really inspiring.  I can't believe the miles we are tracking.  I just hit over 70 (I am using my all time daily mile miles since I only log running and I have logged all the way back to Sept 13 when this challenge started and I hadn't logged anything in DM prior) miles for this challenge and I am so hoping with this training that I can blow the 500 miles out of the water...

I am obviously writing this just after a run...I am on that high that comes from a consistent exercise plan...now to work in some weight training on the off days...any suggestions?

Happy Running...

1 comment:

C. Beth said...

I love my post-run highs. :) I get VERY talkative! Ha ha....

You know I'm starting to do a walk-run plan too, though I'm doing a higher run:walk ratio than Galloway suggests for my speed. (Because I like running more than walking!) But boy did I enjoy my run yesterday! The running parts were FUN because I could go faster and felt loose--it was great! I even think I can improve my times by using walk breaks.