i’m definitely in my zone

Alright, back to running. I completed my 30 day Bikram challenge last Sunday, and I can say I am definitely ready for some change. My body feels ready and refreshed, and I am so happy I did it. But now it’s time to get in the zone.

I’m doing a 18-week training plan. I started with the Hal Higdon Intermediate schedule, made some modifications based of the MSAMS Team training and added hill workouts from the Boston Bound schedule. My cross-training will consist of spinning and bikram. Ideally, I’ll spin Mondays and Wednesdays and do yoga on Thursdays and Saturdays. I have to remember that life often gets in the way so as long as I get my runs in I’ll be ok :)

This week I’m easing back into the running so here’s what it looks like. I’ll be adding the full schedule when I have some free time this weekend!

Week 1
Monday:  cross-training (45 min spin)
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 5 miles / 30 min spin
Thursday: 3 miles
Friday: rest
Saturday: 5 miles race pace
Sunday: 10 miles
Total: 26 miles

What training plan will you be using for your training / what have you used in the past?


6 responses to “i’m definitely in my zone

  1. I’ve been making my own running plans, including my marathon training plan for next year. Once I got it all down on paper, I felt MUCH more excited about it and much less anxious. It felt so much more doable seeing it all down in a pretty excel spreadsheet. :) I did refer to Hal’s plans first as a guide and then built my own up. Mine is an 18 week plan as well!

  2. Hilarious, I do exactly the same as Jess does! I actually REALLY got nerdy for this Boston effort and did a 27 week training schedule!

    I use excel, then print it out so I can write notes and changes on it. Also, I love to lay out the whole plan and see my progress.

    I just realized looking at your week above, Jenina, that I completely forgot to put in race-pace runs….um, might be a good idea. (I am planning to try out Yasso 800s over Christams when I am in Texas and it is waaaaarm).

    • Guess we are all run dorks :)

      I have all my paces figured out for the most part. I don’t have any Yasso 800s necessarily built into my training, but I definitely should try it out at least once. I have a feeling though, that doing it in 30-40 degree better won’t be as bad as running them in Texas!

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