Thursday, July 06, 2006

The Training Plan

This is the customized training schedule that Coach Eric and I came up with last night. It has also been approved by Coach Rob. I couldn't figure out how to import an Excel file to blogger, and when I tried to copy/paste it gave me a jumble of numbers, so I used brute force. I took a picture of the printed page and uploaded it. This schedule is meant to be extremely flexible - I'll juggle the long run depending on our plans for the weekend, I might have to flip weeks here and there, I might add another long one. For now, it gives me something to work from. I'm not signing up for Portland till I see how the half goes in regards to my heart and health, but I am taking the step of assuming it will go well and training for it. In the "other runs" column note that there are some 8 and 10 milers listed - those are meant to be done on Thursdays - as two-a-days. Thursday is my year-round double run day, so it's easy to add mileage there.

My base going into this is good. In the five weeks leading up to this week, my total mileages were: 34.7 - 33.7 - 29 - 42 - 44.7. (Including the hikes). The longest continuous run was 10.4 miles, though I had a couple of 12 mile days via the two-a-day method.

That's it! That's my plan. I feel good about it and am looking forward to the training. What more could I ask?

8 comments:

D said...

CONGRATS on your PR!!!!

You post the most beautiful photos - what views!

angie's pink fuzzy said...

lookin good Michelle!

Donald said...

It's on paper, and now on the blog...that sounds like a commitment to me.

Robb said...

Yeah, I'm with Donald...you're committed! We'll hold you to it.

I do not see anything in the plan about laying off tofu jerky. You know, I actually read somewhere that you can use tabasco or ground cayenne if you want it hot. Chili powder makes chili jerky. Oregano and basil make pizza jerky. I'm such a jerky.

robtherunner said...

I think flexibility is important and, like you said, you can adjust based on how you recover and feel throughout the week. I am still unsure of the long taper, but if it was in the plan that way then maybe it is good advice to follow. You can always bump up those last three long runs after the 20 miler a couple miles if you feel like you want a confidence booster, but other than that I think it is good. Keep the mileage consistent and stay away from speed training and stick with what you have been doing and I think we can get you there injury free. And then we can start talking about Maniac status.

Thomas said...

Personally I wouldn't cut the mileage as much for the relay/half weeks, otherwise it looks like a fine plan. Make absolutely sure you do the 20 miler, no cheating on this.

Jack said...

I agree with Thomas, you may need to cut the mileage so much for the relay/half weeks. It also very important that you complete you longer long runs, again as Thomas implies.

I think that it is possible to save an Excel table as an HTML file than copy and paste the HTML code into Blogger. To excess the HTML code you can open the Word-generated HTML file with the Windows text editor. It at least works with a simple table.

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Jack is correct. You can save the file as HTML. I tested it but noticed it added a lot of extra code. But if you scroll down there is a section starting with a TABLE tag and ending with the same. Pasting that section should give you the results you want in your post.