Thursday, February 10, 2011
I do realize that I must stop sulking about winter sucking. I have not lost sight of my goal to run a race each month and tackle 26.2 miles in October. So with that said, I took some time to be a bit productive and figure out my running schedule for the rest of the year. For almost every race I have ever done, I have been a loyal Hal Gal. Hal Hidgon's free training programs have gotten me across many finish lines. I wanted to try something different because I want to do more than just survive the marathon this year. I wanted something with some speed work and hills. I found another free training program at http://www.coolrunning.com/. I decided to use their 20 week beginner program and gradually ease into their recommended base week for the next 14 weeks.
I recorded all of the workouts on my calendar and highlighted potential conflicts. One problem I had last year was my lack of planning. I found myself missing long runs and suffering majorly because of it. This time I have quite a bit of flexibility in my weeks. I have planned alternate days for my long runs when the week gets tight (yes, I have a lot of stuff on the calendar already!).
Just doing that little task of planning my running put me in a slightly better mood. Six more weeks of this crap and Spring should be here! I hope or my house will be outfitted with padded walls.