A story of going from being a non-runner to planning for a marathon in three years...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Monday, Monday

Not too much to say about Monday evening's run. Other than the fact that somehow for the last mile and a half I ended up in the group of fast guys. Of course, I was pushing it really hard while they were casually talking about football but I still think it's pretty cool.

The other notable thing about Monday night's run is that it was the official start of my half marathon training. I spent some time on Friday working on my training plan. I tried to merge the FIRST half plan and the FIRST full plan. I figured I ran my best half marathon last year when I was three-quarters done with marathon training so why not stick with what worked.

The plan below is sort of a draft in that it might change as I go along. I've tried to account for days when I'll be traveling or already know I'll be unable to run or lift but you know how plans are. Wily little bastards.

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As evidence of plans and their wily ways, I didn't EXACTLY run a tempo run last night. I mean, I ran faster than normal but instead of a mile and a half cool-down I ran my fastest mile and a half last. Oops. Oh well.

Tonight I'm going to see the Hood to Coast movie. Look for a review in my Weekly Workout Wround Up post next week!

And, as the kitten says, hope you have a great week!


Rose said...


I hope you have a great week, too.

kilax said...

I am excited to see your training plan! And based on your run last night and the past few months, I bet you are going to nail those times, if not faster! :) Maybe we can get a few runs in together. Yeah... ;)

Are you still interested in the snowshoe thing if they have snowshoes? I contacted them yesterday.

Jessica (Bayjb) said...

Such a cute kitten picture. I'm going through serious fur nephew withdrawal. And congrats on starting half marathon training!

Lindsay said...

Wasn't Hood to Coast awesome! Now I know a little bit about how Jesse did with his overnight relay!

Anonymous said...

I like how you snuck your b-day in there - HAPPY belated Birthday, Erin! I hope you had a great one. :-)

I am so lazy and always just pick up a training plan that I find online. I've thought about tweaking one, but I have no idea where/how to start!

Lindsay said...

Why are you running 18 miles 3 weeks before a 13 mile race? That's a bit overkill, unless you're training for a marathon at the same time.

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