So the geek in me has to have a plan going into this. Run 3x a week, read up and start a running log. There is a local running group that I could join in for assistance but because of family commitments it is very difficult to get to the group training sessions. So I will be doing the majority of this solo. Luckily there are some wonderful resources online.
I have been recording my runs on my wall calendar at work but today I found a great app that I can easily enter my mileage in PLUS keep track of the mileage on my shoes!
I think I was particularly impressed how many days I had ran so far.
My starter log that I had going on my wall calendar:
Week of August 5th = 16miles total (Monday –Sunday 2,3,3,8)
Week of August 12th= 17miles total (Monday –Sunday 3,4,10)
Week of August 19th= 18 miles total (Monday –Sunday 3,4,3,8)
I also found a great resource to learn about running terminology that I thought I would share: http://greatist.com/fitness/ultimate-guide-running-lingo
My “tentative” race schedule:
Saints 5k 8-31-13 with Alaina & Hubby for fun- His first!
Zombie Bash 10-4-13 with Alaina for fun
Rabalais Run For Life 5k 10-5-13
BR Beach 10k 10-19-13 — maybe
GG Half Mandeville 10-20-13 -—maybe
Oktoberfest 3miler 11-2-13
Middendorf’s 10 miler/5k 11-16-13
Baton Rouge Beach Half 12-7-13
Girls on the Run 12-14-13 “Volunteer “with Alaina?—not running it
3rd Year -Louisiana Half 1-19-14
5th Anniversary New Orleans RnR Half 2-2-14 “thinking” about switching to the FULL-depends on training
My races do interfere a little with training BUT I like to use the 5k’s as speed work and they keep me motivated. I also like to do some races just for “fun” to keep Alaina going. Not all races have to be about the clock.
I purchased a book that I am hoping will help with my breathing while running:
Runner’s World Running on Air: The Revolutionary Way to Run Better by Breathing Smarter- Budd Coates. I downloaded it on my Kindle but returned it within 7 days and ordered the paperback version since I needed to make lots of notes. (again the geek in me)
How do you prepare for fall training ?
Do your training runs ever feel like a chore or do you always look forward to them?
I am dreading the high double digit training runs especially for my IT band. Any advice?
My daughter even joined in my sprint training this week.
I marked the street with cones and we timed each other.
Look at her go! She only gets one hour a day out of her Scoliosis brace so for her “wanting” to do this amazes me. She keeps me inspired. Of course when we were almost done (we did 6 sprints) she was like “this is rough” but she never quit!