I had a GREAT run with Kerrie at Mom vs. Marathon HERE. It was so windy my eyes were watering nearly the whole run. I am in between races right now....sorta wanting to take a break and also longing to be back with a training plan. I was going to run with Bloggy buddy Meredith HERE since I will be in Vancouver, WA this weekend, but with my cold and just being TIRED I think I will rest one more week and get back to it next weekend. Sorry Meredith, I know we will meet soon :) So funny, when I dont have a long run I feel GUILTY!! Do you all experience that??
Thoughts about Training plans...
My desire to hunt down a Half PR is intense....I am drafting a plan to help me crush my PR soon. I am also working on a PR Training plan for Kerrie for a sub 2 hour... I will spend a lot of time creating her plan because I am guessing a Sub 2 Hour Half Marathon will be a common goal Coaching Female Runners. There are so many great free training plans online. The trick is to take a plan and fit it around your lifestyle and goals. Personally I need REST, I build my plans to run 4 days a week, and will run a 5th day when I can. I want a plan that is challenging but that I know I will stick with.
My First Half Marathon I used the "Rookie" plan. It was super simple, gave the total miles per day to run, no paces, no tempo runs, etc.. SIMPLE!! This was what I needed to get used to following a training plan. As I have grown so have my training plans. I am not a fan or short intervals and the science behind Vo2 max etc escapes me. But I know what I need to do to push my body to the next level and to get to the Finish Line injury Free.
If you are new to running it may be best to chose a Beginner Plan that gives time goals vs. miles, for example run for 10 minutes, walk for 5 minutes, etc. If you don't own a Garmin you can drive the route and get a guess at the mileage or run on a Track, but without a Garmin running for time instead of distance may be a good fit. Whether is is a 5K, 10K, Half Marathon, Marathon and BEYOND.. The first step is to REGISTER and then find a plan that will work for you!! Print it out, get your favorite color pen to mark off the days and RUN/JOG/WALK. This is the time to get going.....come on you know you want to join in the madness...
High Five Racing and Events:
Steph- Nashville and Flying Pig Marathons
I Run Like a Girl- (First) Potomac River Run Marathon
Janice- Nashville Marathon
Katie A.- Eugene Marathon
Alanna- Vancouver, BC Marathon
Amy- Vancouver, BC Marathon
Elizabeth- Big Sur Marathon
Aron- Big Sur Marathon
Amanda- OKC Half Marathon
Jess and Friends- OKC Marathon Relay
Kim- Eugene Half Marathon
**Thanks Kim for the Eugene list, go get that PR!!!
Ronda- Eugene Half Marathon
Jenna Renae- Eugene Half Marathon
Michelle- Eugene Half Marathon
Julie- Eugene Half Marathon
Stacie & Hubby- Eugene Half Marathon
Candice- Half Marathon
Holly- (First) Park to Park Half Marathon
Marlene- Sporting Life 10K
T & Dizzle- Dizzle's First 5K
T- Muddy Buddy Richmond
G- Muddy Buddy Richmond
High Five Birthdays this week:
High Five Giveaways:
Tall Mom- Reader Thank You Giveaway Ends 5/16
Mom Vs. Marathon- Run Love Socks Ends 5/7
50 Half Marathons- 50K Giveaway Ends 5/5
The Pace of Me- Mile Markers Ends 5/2
I know I am missing people.. If you want a HIGH FIVE leave a comment with your Event, Giveaway, etc... you may end up with a HIGH FIVE or 2 or 3.
HIGH FIVE IT's FRIDAY!!