Monday, October 12, 2009

Next training plan.

After a week of just running to run (and enjoying it a lot!) I'm itching to start training again. Luckily for me, I've been planning to run the Stockade-athon 15K on November 8th. So, with four weeks to go before the race, I'm back to training!

This time, however, I'm not going to stress myself out. I'll train as hard as I need to but I am not going to focus so narrowly on a goal, like I did for my last race. That, apparently, does not work for me. Instead, I'll follow my Take it Easy 15K Training Plan. Which looks a little something like this:

Week Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri
Sat Sun
1: 10/12-18 easy 4m
easy 4m hill repeats(6x)
(~7m total)
easy 4m Rest
8m run Rest

2: 10/19-25 easy 4m
6m tempo
easy 4m
easy 4m Rest
5K race+
(~6m total)
recovery 4m
3 10/26-11/1 easy 4m Rest hill repeats (8x)
(~8m total)
easy 4m Rest
10m run
recovery 4m
4: 11/2-8 easy 4m
6m fartlek
Rest easy 4m Rest
Rest 15K race
(~11.5 total)

My total mileage for each week will be: 27 for week 1, 28 for week 2, 30 for week 3, 25 for race week.

I'm doing hill repeats instead of speedwork because there are killer hills in the Stockade-athon. The biggest one comes just before the 10K mark and it is tough. I want to be prepared to run strong up that hill and the ones that will greet me after it. Hill repeats here I come!

That's the plan.

* * *

I was out of town over the weekend at a cousin's wedding. It was a blast! Just a total blast. Here's a pic of Owen and me at the reception (the dress was a last minute purchase and I got it for a total steal so I'm one happy mama!):

After the weekend away, today has been a catch up day. Catching up on cleaning, running and the blogs. There were some big races and I need to see how everyone did!

And, hey, don't forget that today is the last day of my Solixir giveaway. Check it out and you might just win a case of Solixir!

~ Felice


Emily said...

You are rockin that dress!!

Anonymous said...

OOHHH....I love your dress!

Molly said...

such a cute photo, gotta love a good deal!

Jon (was) in Michigan said...

Awww. I so wanted to do that race this year. I keep looking at the calendar and trying to convince myself that a week and half is enough time to train. But I suspect it will be pushing the healing a bit much to jump up that quickly in the mileage.

Marci said...

Nice dress, fits you perfect! Good luck with your next training cycle!

Abby said...

Ha, funny how that tunnel vision of a goal can get to us, huh?

Looks like a great training plan!

Manderz said...

Love the dress!!

Marlene said...

Looks like a good plan. I like the 'take it easy' approach.

Great dress!

Denise said...

Great the dress. I'm sneaking out over lunch to try to find one for a wedding this weekend. Hope I can find a good steal, too!

Diana said...

You look great :) It was a good purchase!

Heather said...

Cute dress! The plan looks good . . . I love 15k's. Perfect distance.

Aileen said...

I like the look of that training plan AND that dress!

Lindsay said...

the 15k sounds like fun! as much as i get caught up in training plans & goals, races seem to go soo much better when you just 'chill out' about it! hopefully a more relaxed approach will pay off in many ways for you :)

joyRuN said...

Awesome dress! And for a steal? Bonus!!!

Good luck with the hills. It's been a while since I tortured myself with one :)

J said...

I love the 15k race distance! Good luck your training!

X-Country2 said...

That dress looks great on you! Purchase success.

Quix said...

That is a great dress, and looks like a sane plan. Good luck! I'm trying to balance between enjoying my last month of freedom before starting to train for my next half and training for a 5 mile race on thanksgiving. =)

B.o.B. said...

Ohh look at you pretty mama! Weddings can be very fun. Glad you had a good time.

I think your plan looks great and not stressing is the for sure way to go!

Danica said...

if you don't stress out it seriously is a great way to race :) beeeelieve me, I totally believe that after this weekend! That dress is so cute and you look great in it! :)

Laurel said...

Great dress! Nothing like a good steal!

Anonymous said...

Cute dress! having fun and enjoying training is always a good thing. Smart to swap out the speedwork for hills.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Pretty Pretty dress. A 15K with HILLS....wowzers! Good luck buddy..

The Laminator said...

Having a good plan is a must so I'm glad you are off to a great start. Good luck with the training.

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