Up until today, I've been very week-by-week or "eh, what do I feel like today" with my training. I figured with a few LARGE events this year, I should put a bit more effort into scheduling things out. I'm posting it here to see what you guys think. I've never ran according to a set schedule, so I'd appreciate any thoughts or suggestions you might have. THANKS!!
Given my upcoming races, I need to be prepared for around 18 miles of running by June 11th (the NERelay - post HERE and info HERE) and a half Ironman by July 10th (Providence 70.3 Ironman - info HERE). The 70.3 Ironman is my A priority race this year. The NERelay will probably be much more 'in the moment' fun since I'll have a team of 11 other people with me, but my essential goal there is to finish without ruining myself for Providence.
So... I sat down today and after looking through many various training schedules, typed up this schedule based strongly on Hal Higdon's Novice 1 marathon training schedule HERE.
Now, I will be the first to admit I am not a runner (Ok, I haven't been until now). Therefore, I've never had a set schedule and some of you may already be thinking "Well, your schedule says that enough on it's own." Haha, you're probably right. That's why I'm looking for your critical thoughts.
What do you think? Does that seem reasonable for a running schedule? (Can you ignore the fact that I'll be swimming and biking on a separate parallel schedule? That won't overwork me, right? haha). I know the issues of swim and cycle training on top of this are going to start to question the "rest" sections. Monday will be a full rest day. Friday will be an easy swim or bike day.
Questions1. Do you exercise based on a long-term, a weekly, or a spur of the moment schedule?
2. Why do you work on the type of schedule you have?
I always worked on spur of the moment & weekly schedules because my personal/work schedule changed all the time; I had to be flexible. This time around, I'm going to require the rest of my life work around my training schedule.
Stay fit. Stay healthy.