The Plan

It’s been decided.  I will be running the

April 3, 2011

Ahhh, and now the nerves set in.  But wait I just did my half marathon right?  What’s another 13.1 miles?  Craziness, that’s what.  I’ve got my countdown on my phone and it says there are officially 92 days left until the race.  EEK!  That’s also 92 days left to raise $5000 for JHF!  I don’t know how the fundraising is going to go but I know I can handle the marathon because I’ve got a plan. (I’m nervous as all get out though!)

I winged my training with the half marathon but this time there will be no winging.  I’m not going to list every week but I will give you the shell of the plan.  Besides you’ll see the training as it unfolds here.

Sundays: Run Long

Mondays: Arms Wednesdays: Legs/Back

Tuesday: Track work

Thursdays: Core Work

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Saturdays: REST!

You may be wondering why I’m only going to run 3 days a week even though I’m training for a marathon.  I’ve done A LOT of research on running plans and different methods of training.  I also know how my body reacts to too much running.  I’m going to be doing 3 QUALITY based runs a week and the other 2-3 days a week are strength training.  The strength training is to make sure that I remain a balanced runner but it also makes sure I can still do my PT test for the Air Force side of life :) . All of that extra muscle will help me lean down (lighter runner) but will also make sure that when I’m tired during a run, my form won’t slack.  Well that’s all the plan anyway.  I’m thinking that if I get really run down I can prob turn Thursday into another rest day and combine core with track days but I’m going to try this out first for now.  Here goes nothing!