weekly winners and running update
September 20-26, 2009
I didn't take too many photos this week. Last Sunday I was doing some yard work and tried to snap a shot of this cardinal that was chirping overhead. The sunlight through the trees wasn't working with me, though!
I initially had grabbed my camera because of this squirrel that kept freaking out.
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While I run regularly year-round, I've recently kicked it up a notch. I'm now officially in training for the Goofy Challenge.
My training partner and I based our plan off of Hal Higdon's Intermediate II marathon training schedule. The high-distance Saturday/Sunday runs are perfect for what we're going to do in January -- with a half marathon on Saturday and a full on Sunday.
We'll always skip the Wednesday workout because we also sing together and have rehearsals that night, and there are some weekends where we may not get both days in. But we'll fit in as many as we can!
We just completed our third week ... not completely to plan, but still doing well. I'm keeping a close eye on my weekly mileage to make sure I don't increase by more than 10% each week.
Here's how it's worked out so far.
The first week started just after my half marathon (race report still pending), so I took Tuesday off.
I had a meeting on Thursday and couldn't run. Though about making it up on the treadmill but then decided I didn't really need the mileage for the week.
I was thinking about doing a short run on Saturday, but it was a really busy day, and my legs felt heavy and sore on Thursday. I'm guessing the 12-miler on Sunday followed by a kind of fast five-miler on Tuesday tired me out!
And actually for Week 3, the mileage was supposed to be lower, with a six-mile run on Saturday and an eight-mile run on Sunday. We just swapped out the Saturday run with a slightly longer Sunday run.
So far I'm feeling pretty good! We're taking it slow on the long runs, opting to use the Galloway run/walk method. It's all about covering the distance for this challenge!