Lately I have realized that I am DIFFERENT. The list could go on and on for all of the reasons, being 6 foot tall and female comes to mind, but the most glaringly obvious difference from my Running friends is this:
I work hard on my running days, but I CHERISH my rest days. The Marathon training plan I have created for myself is a 4 day a week plan with the OPTION to run a short 5th day if I want to. My weekly mileage MAX for this Marathon training plan is 40 miles. DIFFERENT?? Yes! But does it work for ME? YES!!
There is no Rule in training for a Marathon that says run 6 days a week, 70++ miles, never take rest days.... the KEY to a good plan is knowing yourself, your differences and doing what you know you can stick to.. If that means crazy awesome mileage, cool.. there are many DIFFERENT plans out there one is right for you and that makes your HAPPY.
Speaking of happy! The local Saucony rep sent me these bad boys to test out.. Women's ProGrid Kinvara HERE. I would have preferred a less DIFFERENT color, but it is sorta fun to have day glow shoes. I wore these the first time to the Hood to Coast movie. The shoes are in the test lab for Review but I will have more info soon.
I was also sent the Women's Lexi Long Sleeve top HERE. I threw on the outfit and set out for 2 miles with Muscle Man and the Little Studs.
- 2 MILES Friday:
IT WAS WINDY! The boys fought the whole time about whether the stroller shade should be up or down.. UGH!! The run went by quick...we sped up a little to stop the bickering.. I was working from home, it was nice to get a short run with the family mid-day. This run was not on my plan.
- 12 MILES Saturday:
Last year at this time I set the pace, I am TOTALLY humbled coming into training with less endurance. It was GREAT to see so many folks out with Fleet Feet Training!! Although I am not on the team, I appreciate that they let me bandit the training, I brought my own water :)
The trail was an adventure we saw a hoof of some sort, 5 bald eagles (Our Sam now has a son and wife I think) and lots of dogs.. It was a nice day, warm for January, and we finished before the rain started.. BONUS!! I fell in love with a Brooks jacket of a fellow runner, now I am totally tempted to shop online.. New gear=great Marathon training, Right??
- 4 MILES Sunday:
- Today is a REST DAY!! Yippee... although I am at work....those of you who have the day off ENJOY!!!