In the cold and snowy months, I typically ran with no plan. This year, however, I need to maintain a solid base mileage so I can be ready to start training for the Cleveland Marathon in late January (the race is in May).
My Akron Marathon training was such a success, that I have extracted first four weeks and repeated them over the course of the next 14 weeks. Instead of track work, I'll run more hills and trails to keep my legs strong. My tempo runs will be my only form of speed work until I resume marathon training next year.
- Mondays: 3 miles, recovery pace
- Wednesdays: 4 miles, hills/tempo
- Thursdays: 3 miles, easy
Weekends (Total Weekly Mileage)
- Week 1: 4 miles, 8 miles (22 miles)
- Week 2: 5 miles, 10 miles (25 miles)
- Week 3: 6 miles, 12 miles (28 miles)
- Week 4: 7 miles, 14 miles (31 miles)
- Wash, rinse, repeat
Wherein seeing me at your local pub is probably more likely than you seeing me on a treadmill this winter.
Carolina John and I had a
Answer: You should have been there Wednesday night instead.
Spike is a little slow on the uptake when I say I'm going to shut down my barefoot running in the winter: "Does this mean we can look forward to a long winter of barefoot treadmill posts?"
Answer: You can hold your breath while you wait on me to run on a treadmill -- barefoot or not. While you're add it, hold your breath until I buy a Garmin.
Happy Hour is nearly upon us, teammates! Have a finely brewed weekend and good luck to all you racers out there. Run well and drink well. Cheers!