Sunday, April 27, 2014

I'm Making It Up As I Go Along

Week 1 of my completely made up and likely-to-be-changed training plan for Endless Summer is in the books, and I am freaking tired.  Granted, it doesn't help that I've been sick for the past couple of days (allergies + a cold or just allergies or maybe it's the black plague, who knows).

What does my made up training plan look like, you ask?  Well, it looks like a whole hell of a lot of running and walking and very little time for things like naps and piñatas.  To be more specific, my week looked like this:

Monday - Rest
Tuesday - 1 Hour Run
Wednesday - Rest
Thursday - 1.5 Hour Run
Friday - Rest
Saturday - .5 Hour Run
Sunday - 2 Hour Walk + .5 Hour Run

Saturday's run and today's run were supposed to be an hour each, in theory, but with the way I was feeling, it just wasn't going to happen.   So all told I spent 3.5 hours running, 2 hours walking, and covered roughly 24 miles.

Going forward, the runs will increase and the walks will increase and hopefully my tolerance for a piñata free life will increase.  (Please, don't ask what's up with me and piñatas today, because the truth is I have no idea.  Sometimes a word just gets in my  head and since it took me entirely too long to figure out how to type a tilde on this stupid laptop, I'm just going to keep using it, mmkay?)

Though I'm not exactly sure how it'll all flesh out, I think that my training will peak at something like 11 hours of running and walking per week.  After Endless Summer I'll probably scale back for a week or two and then ramp back up even higher before I get to North Coast.

Or, maybe I'm completely full of crap and have no idea what I'm talking about.  This, truthfully, is much more likely.  Fortunately I have lots of very smart friends who have been at this way longer than I have, and I can pick their brains when I realize mine are falling out of my ears.

Aaaannd I have a 5K next weekend and a Half Marathon 2 weeks after that.  I keep forgetting about those races. I am NOT looking forward to the 5K, but the Half Marathon in St. Michael's should be fun.  Or at least that's what I'm telling myself.  We'll see.

I also just registered for another 5K that's in August.


Hey, it's cheaper than gambling, boozing, or doing drugs.  (And better for you, I'm told.)

8 comments:

  1. Seeing you put in writing that you're going to get up to 11 hours a week running and walking is frightening to think about. I'm sitting right around 8 hours a week, and man it's a time suck. Oh - and I just registered for a 12 hour race in June. Who does that in the summer?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. 12 hours in June? Please tell me it starts at night! I thought 6 hours in July was bad, jeez!

      Delete
  2. Wow - you are really starting to log some serious hours. Too bad we don't live closer - I would join you for at least some of those hours!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That would be so much fun! =) I'll just have to read your blog before I head out so your "voice" is with me.

      Delete
  3. I agree you could have a lot worse habits than race registrations! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Right?? And, really, some of them are even cheap. Ish. =)

      Delete
  4. Can't wait to hear what you think of St. Michael's. It's on my to do list, but it's hard for me to get there for a Saturday race...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm curious to see how it is. I will definitely report back. =)

      Delete