Training - the next 6 weeks
Here is the plan:
- Mon or Tues - speed training
- Wed lunch - Extreme Interval Training
- Thurs lunch - Fusion Stretch Yoga, evening tempo run
- Fri - tempo run if not done on Thurs
- Sat - long run
- Sun - rest or second long run at less distance than Sat
I might change it up a bit since I have every second Friday off but the plan is to get all the elements in every week. This will be my first foray into speed training and it's going to be interesting to see how it comes out.
Next race is on March 23 (Run for L'Arche) and I hit the 6 week mark on March 30. This is followed by the California trip (LA & SLO on April 6/7).
I want to split the year into roughly 2 parts, half training to get a good solid base and hopefully improve my time to closer to 2:10, then marathon training which is all about covering the longer distance including hills as much as possible.
I am incredibly lucky in that my work offers lunchtime classes through Heavens Fitness. I've been doing one thing or another with them for the last 2 years. Extreme Interval Training (XIT) is a new one for me, sounds painful doesn't it?!