After my half marathon (and 10k!) PRs over the past couple weeks I got excited for race and training planning. Below are some of the bigger events I planned on doing:
12/15/13 - Sandusky Santa Shuffle Half Marathon
03/30/14 - Ann Arbor Full Marathon (what?!?)
08/10/14 - Ironman 70.3 Steelhead (half-iron)
Of course whatever 5Ks and 10Ks I feel like doing in between would be scattered in there too. I even went so far as to create my marathon training plan! I didn't actually register (I was still leery of my knee, which, *spoiler alert*, turned out to be wise), but I figured I could follow the training plan and then register later on if it went well.
|I know that's too small to read. Click here to view document, or click the image to enlarge. Running portion of plan from the FIRST training website. The words (Apollo, Poseidon, Bia, etc) are codes for strength workouts from the RunnersConnect Strength Training program. The paces on the right are my personal goal paces for each type of run.|
All is not lost though. I have a rest day tomorrow. Maybe it will settle down. If not I'll just take a few steps back again. Better to be able to run a little, than not at all! I am going through some major life overhauling (divorce, moving, etc) and I wouldn't be able to survive it without running (and good music!) Speaking of music, here are a couple of new additions to my playlist that I'm loving right now:
AWOLNATION - "Kill Your Heroes"
Young the Giant - "Cough Syrup"
St. Lucia - "All Eyes on You"
In non-running news, Irina and I went out for a movie and sushi this week. We saw The Hunger Games - Catching Fire, which I enjoyed. I have been off work for NINE days, and am really, really really, not looking forward to going back tomorrow! Hope your Thanksgivukkah was wonderful! Here are some scenes from my week off:
Sushi with Irina!! Las Vegas Roll FTW! (:
|Sneaking a coffee into the theater under my arm. Success.|