Today is Day #3 of sticking to RLRF. It is amazing how good my legs/feet feel. I have intermittently used the plan as a guide for speedwork and tempo runs, but have now committed sticking to this training through the month of January. I just feel like it is the only option for me at this point given my super crazy schedule and back to back races quickly approaching! Eeeeeeee!!!!!
For those of you interested here is what this week looks like:
Tues: Mile repeats. 20 min warm @ easy, 3×1600 @ 6:51 w/400m active recovery between sets, 10 min cool
Weds: Crosstrain (I did spin followed by core/strength training)
Thurs: 11 miles. 1 mile @ easy, 10 miles @ 8:12 avg pace
Sat: 15 miles @ 8:12 avg pace
Just reading that makes me smile. No stress, no “fast” long runs, no running a zillion miles a day. Legs are happy. Now let’s just hope it doesn’t result in total failure come January. A few weeks ago Josh Cox tweeted saying something along the lines of if you want to be a better runner than you need to run more. That is great for people who have time to run. I, unfortunately only have the option of 5 am running so not to disrupt my commitment to my family. Oh yeah, and my job. I am so busy during the day that I often can’t remember what I had for breakfast. Or I remember what I ate but I don’t really remember what it tasted like because I was scarfing while doing 73 other things. Sound familiar?
Ladies- you feel me, right?
Do you stick to a training plan or are you a super woman/man like OUAL and don’t train and still bust out sub-2 hour half marathons?
Are you travelling for Christmas/New Years? What are your plaaannnnzzzzzzz?