Saturday, April 25, 2009
6 Weeks to go.....
Gulp. 6 weeks till the half marathon. Time flew. Not to mention my "training" went out the window. I actually put on 4lbs while in the UK. 4lbs. In 2 weeks. I was hoping the scales lied, but alas no. I've also only done one short run since I got back on monday. That is NOT good.....
So i'm back at it, taking it way more seriously and need to get cracking. I found a good training program online, the only issue is it's for a 12 week training program, so i'm having to skip a few weeks. Ug. Hope my pre-UK training will kick in. So here's my schedule for next week, written down forever on the internet so I can't skimp out on it.
Saturday (today) - 40 min swim, 2 mile run
Sunday - 6 mile run
Monday - rest and stretch
Tuesday - 4 mile run
Wednesday - 2 mile run
Thursday - 4 mile run
Friday - rest day (or easy run)
I'm not sure what the friday one really means. I don't find any running easy. Is there really such a thing as an easy run?? This actually fits in with me wanting to walk to work 3 times a week (yeah, I want to pick that one back up), as i'll do it Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the "easy days".
And as for running being a free sport, don't kid yourselves. Today i'm going to go and buy a pair of shorts to run in. I've been running in long joggers, and it's just getting too hot, so it's time. I also want to look at running shoes, but know those will cost a pretty penny, so am hoping to hold out in my trail-runners. I'm just worried they're not doing good things for my feet or shins. There's supposed to be a store here that is really good (Running Room) and will assess your shoes and running gait for free. A few people have told me they're good enough that if there is nothing wrong with the shoes your in, they'll send you away. So thats what i'm hoping. That said if they could sell me a pair of shoes that would actually make me be able to run for 13 miles maybe it'd be worth it.....:0)