22 November, 2010

Training Schedule...Version 2

Update on the foot?  So far it doesn't hurt!  But...I haven't ran on it all week.  I did go to Fleet Feet and bought different Superfeet inserts.  These are slightly more padded and they seem to be making a slight difference.  I've also been stretching, icing, massaging the tendon in my foot.  We'll see.  I attempted to wake up this morning and run but that didn't work so I'll have to definitely make sure I wake up early tomorrow and head out for my 4 miles.

Since I took a week off, I had to adjust everything, which makes me nervous.  Now I don't have a week in between each really long run and I have to have 2 long runs in back to back weeks.  Not sure if I'll do 18 this week and 20 the next or do what's listed below. 

I can't believe it's only 7 weeks away!!! OMG!

           Run 1          Run 2            Run 3
Week 7, Nov 22-28   4 (Interval)   5 (Steady)   18 (Long)
Week 6, Nov 29-Dec 5     4 (Interval)   6 (Steady)   10 (Long)
Week 5, Dec 6-12   6 (Hill)   6 (Negative)   20 (Long)
Week 4, Dec 13-19   5 (Interval)   10 (Steady)   22 (Long)
Week 3, Dec 20-26   5 (Hill)   8 (Steady)   12-15 (Long)
Week 2, Dec 27-Jan 2   4 (Steady)   6 (Steady)   12 (Easy)
Week 1,  Jan 3-9   4 (Easy)   3 (Easy)   26.2 (Race Day!)  

  • Hill: usually do hill intervals on a treadmill.  At the higher distances later, I'll need to go out and find hills in my area.  1 min hills / 2 min recovery (for now).
  • Interval:  speed intervals... 1 min fast / 2 min recovery jog
  • Negative: where the first half of your run is slower than your second half

How's everyone's training going? I've been trying to keep up with the blogs!

2 comments

  1. When faced with foot pain it may be best to run your long days with a planned 1 minute walk break. This will keep the pain at a moderate level. Break the run into 18 1 milers instead of running for 3 sraight hours. You have to manage the pain and be in control the walk breaks do that. Also give your pain a name (mickey) and welcome him to your run because he's not going to stop you. Good luck from an xjunglecruiser

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  2. @xjunglecruiser... Thank you! I actually did just as you suggested for my 16 mile run a few weeks ago just to see how it felt and I enjoyed it. I will definitely be doing the remainder of my long runs the same way with the 1 minute walk breaks. Now I have to think of a good name for this pain :)

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