Sunday, December 14, 2008

12/14/08: Training Log and 2009 Plan

After taking 2 weeks off after Philly, I started building back up this week. I didn't do any long runs, but I did hit the track. The workout actually went surprisingly well given how little I've been running. I seem to be able to maintain speed much better than I used to. Here's the day by day runs:
  • Saturday: Off
  • Sunday: 8 miles easy
  • Monday: 7 miles easy
  • Tuesday: 8 miles easy
  • Wednesday: 7 miles. 10x400 @ 82 with only 100M jogging rest
  • Thursday: 7 miles easy
  • Friday: 5 miles easy
  • Total: 42 miles

I've also been doing some more planning for 2009. On the right I have the current plan listed out. I'll probably add a few more races and may end up not doing a few of the ones listed, but this is the rough plan.

In general I'd like to race a lot more next year. I really enjoy races, soI might as well do them more often. This will mean that I can't peak for all the races, but I can do a lot more of my long training runs as races, which will be more fun than running solo.

I plan to do a lot of 50s with marathons as hard training runs. I'd don't plan to actually go all out in any of the marathons or try for a newmarathon PR next year. I do want to break my 50 mile PR though. I'm excited to shoot for this at the JFK 50 in November. I had a lot of fun there last year and hope to improve significantly on my 7:51.

I hope some of you can join me for some of these races next year!


SBK said...

What is your 2009 race schedule look like?

What are your holiday plans?

Laura said...

I'll be running Little Rock March 15th - did Jen mention that to you? Since she's off work now and all, she thought maybe both of you could fly down and join me. At first I saw that falls in between two of your ultras... but hey maybe it can be one of your "training runs" :)