Monday, July 18, 2011

Need new training plan

First I wanted to send a shout out to my new followers! Welcome hopefully I can entertain you enough that you keep reading! If you comment I try to go and check out your blogs as well. Bloggyland has really helped me on my journey running. Finding other runners out there who are in similar situations as myself is really inspiring.

I set out last week to accomplish a few goals and I did in the last few days of the weekend.  I signed up for my kickboxing class and actually was able to attend a new member orientation on Saturday. Now I have 19 class to fit in over the next 60 days. The goal will be to do it 2x a week.

I almost accomplished my 9 mile goal, but only made it 8. If I wanted include the walks here and there that weren't actually training I would of hit the 9 miles. I am sure I walked over a mile at the See Jane Run, just checking stuff out waiting for the race to start.

I started the push up challenge and will begin week 2 this week, so I am right on track there.

This week I plan to do the following in no particular order:
  • 3 days of push up challenge
  • 2 days Kickboxing
  • Run 9 miles in any combination of runs
  • Run my hill at least 1x
I need a training plan for my half in November, anyone have any good suggestions. Last time I did a 12 week plan and I think it worked out great. It was hybrid plan of a Hal Higdon and the Nike+ online program. It had me running 3x a week.  The plan has to be easy enough for me to follow, but tough enough to make me stick with it.  Anyone with running ninja skills want to help me create a plan?

How was everyone's weekend? Did you race, did you relax, try anything new? If you have any training plan suggestions let me know?

Don't forget to check out my Gotien Giveaway.


  1. I use a plan from the Dutch runners world site based on my pace at a 10K run. But the speedwork and tempo runs I have to do on Wednesday in this plan have to long distances for me and I replaced those with the speedwork and tempo runs from the Hal Higdon half marathon plan for intermediates.

    Maybe you can use another Higdon plan and adjust it to your own schedule. I noticed that the plan I looked at had 5 runs a week and that's too much for me. I run 4 times a week and that's enough for me.

  2. Hey! I am one of your new followers :)

    As far as a training plan, I would suggest doing whatever best suits your needs!! For my first half I used the plan found in the book "Marathoning for Mortals" by John Bingham...definitely a good read if you haven't read it! It only has you going to 10 miles but I altered it a bit to go to 13 just to have a bit more confidence. For my second half I sort of made up my own plan based off that plan. Now I am training for my first full and I am using a Hal plan for beginners. Whatever you go with, good luck!

  3. i got my plan from using their smartcoach link. you put in your times, date of race, and how many miles a week you run and it spits out your plan.

  4. SO great to meet you in person yesterday! I highly recommend Jeff Galloway's training plans especially if you tend to walk and then have a hard time getting running again. Scheduled walk breaks make a huge difference!

  5. I absolutely LOVE kickboxing! I wish my gym offered it twice a week when I could go. Have fun with that and good luck on all your other workouts! :)

  6. Thanks for saying hi Jen! You are in WA too?! I had several friends running the See Jane last weekend!

    I have used a RW plan and recently the Run Less Run Faster. Good luck!!