I am pretty sure that this week's mileage will NOT be equal to what's planned here.
Do people really need to run this much to do well in marathoning? What am I doing wrong? While I haven't re-injured myself *knock on wood*, I haven't exactly been 100% on the mileage for these past couple of weeks and feel that I might as well have not tried to do an Intermediate level training schedule.
Given that this is Week 11 with four more weeks of heavy training before taper, I am trying to hold on. I REALLY want to know if being on this type of schedule will ultimately deliver better results than my haphazard ways or a more basic program. Given that I haven't followed a program so closely since... ever(?)... I really want to be able to say, when I finish the San Antonio Marathon, that my efforts were worth it.
As I've mentioned before, I want to PR. I even joined RuntoFinish's PR Challenge to motivate me. But really, really, at 6 AM when I am trying to move my sleepy legs on pavement, it seems like NOTHING can motivate me.
Next weekend is the Camarillo Half-Marathon, my 17th half-marathon. I am definitely not aiming to PR there, but I AM aiming for sub-2, and for once, I am taking that aim seriously. I hope that my energy has returned fully by then and this time goal won't kill me. Due to sluggishness and lack of motivation, I have been running pretty slow during training and really don't know how this will pan out over the 13.1-mile course.
But I guess it's "less talking and more doing," which is precisely what I hope to accomplish this week. I've still got a full plate of other obligations to deal with...
Goals for the Week
1) TRY to stick to the schedule, but don't burn out or injure self.
3) On a related note, look into more tunes and take out the ones that I pretty much always skip.
4) Eat more healthfully.
This Week's Workouts:
Sunday - rest
Monday - 8 mi
How the heck did I used to do most of my runs (and even LONG runs... did 15, 18, at some pt) on the treadmill? Had to re-arrange my training schedule to show as below.
Tuesday - 5 mi - outdoors
Wednesday - 8 mi - outdoors
Thursday - 0 (of 5) mi; 10 min upright bike; 20 min strength
Decided to can the run because I ran previously in the evening and couldn't bear to run again in the morning knowing that I have a 3-hour run the next day (see Friday). Plus, sleep did not come easily last night. Lately, I am having delusions that I can finish my dissertation in time to walk in this year's graduation, but perhaps I am being unrealistic.
Friday - 10 min s.bike; 30 min weights/stretching; 18 mi - outdoors
That run was so bad... but hopefully the makings of a better race!
Saturday - lots of walking at the Fair
Weekly Mileage: 39