Getting back on track. I don't know if I can possibly be ready to run a half-marathon by January 18. But I am trying.
I got out and ran 7 miles yesterday, it was a lovely Colorado afternoon, with a high of around 50º. During the week, I went to my new gym and ran on the treadmill which was fabulous! I am so glad I have a gym membership now... it is 3º below zero right now, and expected to get colder. I enjoyed the treadmill so much more than I expected.
So, here's the plan:
Dec. 14 - 20: run 3 miles X2 days. Long Run 8 miles
Dec. 21 - 27: run 3 miles X2 days. Long Run 9 miles
Dec. 28-Jan. 3: run 3 miles X2 days. Long Run 10 miles
Jan. 4 - 10: run 3 miles X2 days. Long Run 3 miles.
Jan. 11 - 17 Taper Week
January 18, 2009 P.F. Chang's Rock 'n' Roll (Half) Marathon
There is no margin for error there.
Tomorrow is my 57th birthday. Happy Birthday to me.
Plans for my 58th year?
- One half-marathon (I hope)
- Two Triathlons (Danskin and Tri for the Cure)
- THINK about the Boulder Backroads half marathon in September
But really, I think I need to scale back on the running. Not quit, but stop the long distances, I am so crippled up with the piriformis syndrome, low back pain, and now plantar fasciitis (again). I would like to focus more on triathlon, cross-training. Getting in the pool and on the bike. That's what I am thinking for now anyway.