After taking 3 weeks off from running while traveling (and doing a whole lot of walking), I decided that I wasn't really excited about running Frosty Bottom. I think I'll save my marathon training for next summer.
But what will I do in the mean time, you ask? I'll run the 5th Anniversary of the Disney Princess Half Marathon to begin with (end of February at Disney World). Then I have a race I want to do in California in April, there's a half marathon in Anchorage in June, and the marthon I want to run is in August.
The best news is that a different running schedule means that I got to make a new training plan! I love making training plans...that's normal, right?
The race is on February 24 so I have just about 15 weeks to get my act together. It was surprisingly hard to get started on this because I went from consistently running 20+mi/week to not running at all, so I figured I should ease into it just a bit.
Here's the first three weeks (I have the rest, but it's inaccurate because I don't have my work schedule past the end of November).
The days in yellow are days that I am working and thus are rest days. While my plan shows only running workouts, I will most likely be doing some cross-country skiing instead of some of the workouts I have planned. I do live in Alaska, and it is winter time, so it seems a little ridiculous to think I'm only going to run.
I definitely have a goal in mind for this race, but I'm not going to share it just yet. It's kind of a long shot, but definitely attainable with some hard work.
I'm also going to attempt double workout days since this plan is based off a plan where you run 5 days a week. I've determined that it's virtually impossible to run on days that I work, so I'm adding an extra workout to one of my four days off each week.
Week 1 (11/11)
Sunday: 3 miles @ 10:33
Monday: 6 miles, easy 4.82 mi @ 10:46
Friday: 4 miles, easy
Saturday: 5 miles, easy 5.94 miles @ 11:06
Week 2 (11/18)
Sunday: 6 miles, easy rest
Monday: 3 miles, easy 6 miles @ 10:56
Friday: 7 miles, double rest
Saturday: 6 miles, easy 4.6 miles @ 10:26
Week 3 (11/25)
Monday: 7 miles @ 11:18
Tuesday: 5 miles, easy rest
Wednesday: 4 miles, easy rest
Thursday: 11 miles, double track intervals (1600m, 800m, 400m)
Here are the next four weeks of my plan...
Week 4 (12/2)
Sunday: 9 miles 4.5 miles @ 11:38
Monday: 5 miles, easy rest
Thursday: 6 miles easy, double track intervals (100m, 200m, 300m, 400m, 300m, 200m, 100m)
Friday: 10 miles, double rest
Week 5 (12/9)
3.6 miles/39:29/11:04 avg pace
Week 6 (12/16)
3.5 miles/39:33/11:11 avg pace
Week 7 (12/23)
Sunday: 10 mile progression 5.75 miles @ 11:19
Tuesday: Ladder Intervals
Thursday: 6 miles @ 11:13
Saturday: 12 miles, double rest
Week 8 (12/30)
Monday: hill repeats, 5 miles @ 10:27
Tuesday: 11 miles, double yoga
Friday: 6 miles easy; 5.25 miles @ 10:18
Saturday: 12 miles double 8 miles @ 11:18
Week 9 (1/6)
Tuesday: 5 miles easy - 3.5 miles @ 11:03
Thursday: 10 miles, easy @ 11:33
Friday: ladder intervals - 5 miles @ 11:43
Saturday: 8 miles w/ 2x2mi @ HMP 5.5 miles w/ 1mi @ HMP - @ 12:19
Week 10 (1/13)
Sunday: 12 miles 5 mile tempo @ 10:44
Monday: rest, walk + yoga
Tuesday: 5 miles easy + track - 3.8 miles @ 9:57
Wednesday: 7 miles, tempo 10 miles @ 12:24
Week 11 (1/20)