Sunday, June 20, 2010

One Week Down . . .

15 to go until Twin Cities! I started off with a good week of training.

Monday: 5 miles (w/4x800)
Tuesday: 3 miles easy
Wednesday: 1200 m. swim
Thursday: 5 miles (w/2 at tempo pace); 30 min. yoga
Friday: 950 m. swim, 12 mile bike
Saturday: 11 mile bike, 1.5 mile run
Sunday: 10 miles

I am wondering if my FIRST program ups the long runs too soon. The first few weeks call for 13, 15, 17, and 20. I followed this last time around and felt like I maybe peaked to early. So I'm thinking of doing 10, 13, 15, and 17. What do you think? It didn't break my heart to cut back to 10 today because it was hot and I was running in the mega hills by my in-laws.

Goals for this week? Get the strength training back. I'm planning on going back to kettlebells, also need to make sure I work in some Jillian.

18 comments:

Tish said...

That's exciting about training for the marathon in October. One good thing is that the weather in October will be way better than running in the hot summer weather. I like your mix of running, swimming, and biking. A little gym will round it out nicely. Kettle balls, again. Yours is the 3rd or 4th post I've read this week that touts them. I guess I'd better get the trainer at my gym to introduce me.

Anne said...

My program is 18 weeks and starts with two 10K "long runs" then two 13K...then two 16K...etc. It seems a little smoother. It was so humid here today, I'm glad I only had 10K planned.

Diana said...

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE just don't let "that" woman (Jillian) teach you anything about kettlebells!
lol

Will your kb trainer be at the RKC next weekend? If so, let me know her name again, maybe we'll cross paths!

P said...

Wow, a very good week of training indeed! I agree that building up mileage too soon doesn't seem like a good idea.

Sarah said...

Sounds like a great first week...good job!!

the dawn said...

So...if I count it right, the plan calls for a 20 miler 12 weeks out? that seems like a little far out...how many 20's do you end up doing? i think the peak week (both long run and weekly mileage) should be at the three week mark...as long as that lines up you should be golden...

wendy_kresha@charter.net said...

Wow! I don't go further than 10 until week 5. There isn't a 20 miler on my schedule until week 10 (then there are two in a row). But, I just noticed that there is a 22 planned for week 13. I have never done this before, so i have no idea what "peak week" means. Sounds like you had a great wek of workouts (pretty darn similar to mine,lol!)

Jill said...

Sounds like a good plan to me - you gotta do whatever feels the best. The gym time will definitely help the core strength, too, which is gonna make your running more efficient! Good luck with week 2 :).

DRog said...

I like your idea...a lot! Great job on mixing up the bike and swims, and love the eXcitement for the running! that's a good thing...I am now excited for some TC marathon training myself. Have a great week!
-Derek

Jamoosh said...

I'd say you know yourself the best so make decisions that work for YOU!

Katie A. said...

Good luck - I always tweak my running plans. You know yourself better than the program :)

Sherri said...

Sounds like a great week of running!

Ali said...

My program takes about 6 weeks to get to really high mileage.

it goes ... 12, 12, 14, 16, 16

Marlene said...

Atta girl! Looking good so far.

Tricia said...

I'm interested to see what you decide since I'll be starting that training plan myself in a couple of weeks.

onelittletrigirl said...

I think what works, is what you think works :)

Julie said...

Nice job with your training Heather! God, I can't believe that we are already 15 weeks away from marathon day!

Average A said...

Hey, Heather! Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! I see you are running TCM! I don't know if I'll be in town yet for that race so I'm still playing it by ear.

Regarding this post... yeah, it does seem like you're peaking a little too early in terms of your highest-mile weeks? I did my longest runs closer to the actual marathon(s), but it's a matter of what's working best for you. Looks like you are off to a great start!

XOXO,
A