A few of you have asked what type of training plan I will be following for my marathon training this summer. I think we are going to be using the Nike Running Plan, but will only be doing 3 runs/week. Four runs a week is just too much for me to fit in and stresses me out. I want to do a plan that will work for me and I will stick with. I know that I am going to have to make sure I get in the 3 runs, plus like I mentioned we will hopefully be including some speed work into the training. It sounds like this can really help!
I hope to continue to do some cross-training, to include Body Combat, weights and/or the 30 Day Shred, but I am really going to focus on the running. I tried to do too much during 1/2 marathon training, and this sometimes caused me to skip my running days because I was too tired or felt guilty for being gone another evening.
I will see how this training plan works. I am going to be printing out my own calendar for each month and writing in each of my runs/workouts to help keep myself accountable. I also want to really watch my calorie intake during this training...running makes me sooo hungry, but I know that just because I ran that day, I can't just eat whatever I want, and as much as I want. I need to really watch this, so hopefully this time around I can lose some weight, and keep it off.
So, for now that is my plan. This week it calls for 2-4mi runs, 1-5mi run and a 6 mile run. I will only be doing 1-3 to 4 mile run, 1-5 mile run and the 6 mile run next Saturday.
Happy running this weekend!