Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A New Beginning

As of yesterday, I am no longer in limbo. December 1st marked the beginning of my training for 2009. The ultimate goal race is the Bluenose Marathon on May 17th, and incorporates the Chilly Half Marathon on March 1st and Around the Bay 30K on March 29th.

The program will incorporate moderate speed work of various varieties - from Steady State to Strides to Thirds Progressions to Long-Run-Fast-Finish to Intervals. The challenge will be incorporating Run Club with my marathon clinic starting in January, so we'll have to make some adjustments to the program once I receive that training schedule. I'm counting on a combination of having a group to run with and a program of my own to keep me interested and focused through the long winter months ahead.

Day 1 was a success - but Mondays are rest days, so that was pretty easy. ;)

The rest of Week 1 looks like this:

Tuesday: 5K easy (+ H.O.T. class)
Wednesday: 7K with 10 mins. steady state (5:28-5:37/KM pace)
Thursday: 5K recovery (+ Spin)
Friday: 5K easy
Saturday: off (Boot Camp)
Sunday: 20K steady run (6:04 to 6:41/KM)

Weekly Total: 42K



*In other news, down 2.2 more lbs at WeightWatchers last night. So in the past three weeks, I have lost the 7(ish) pounds that I managed to gain through September and October.*

21 comments:

Nitmos said...

Busy spring. Which is good. Something to look forward to though I hope you are not in a cold weather state. If so, bundle up.

Blyfinn said...

Good job on getting started. I'm to busy procrastinating to start training. Congrats on burning the calories.

J said...

Sounds like your first day went well! Great job on losing more weight! That is great!

Heather said...

Your training plan looks good - you're off to a great start! Congrats on losing the lbs before the holidays.

joyRuN said...

"Steady State to Strides to Thirds Progressions to Long-Run-Fast-Finish to Intervals". One day I'll know what those mean.

Yeay on getting started! I still have to get off my behind & exit limbo land.

Melanie said...

Looks like a great schedule! Congrats on the weight loss too! You're doing so awesome :)

Marcy said...

Here's to new beginnings! CONGRATS on that weight loss chica! Very nice :-)

Chic Runner said...

busy spring, and those cold races... BRRR!!! :) It's good to have a goal though, and good luck!

*aron* said...

congrats on losing more weight!!! sounds like you will have a busy few months coming up - should be fun!! cant wait to see how the training goes!

D10 said...

Sounds like you got everything in order and set. Nice job on the weight loss.

Melanie said...

oh ya, and thanks for vouching for me LOL!!! :D

Runner Leana said...

Sounds like a great plan to get back at it! Congratulations on a successful day 1, and your continued success with WW. Great job!

JenZen said...

YEAH!! I love the start of a new training program!! It's always so exciting for me.

Legs and Wings said...

Excellent. I'm underway too...so far so good. See you in Halifax!

Road Warrior said...

Sounds like an excellent plan. Must feel good to get moving toward something. You're going to have a busy 2009.

Marci said...

Sounds like a great plan. Are you following any particular plan or is this just your Hubbies manifestation? :)

Denise said...

I'm jealous of all you have lined up! I need to start registering for some races.

BeachRunner said...

Yay for new starts. Good luck!

Jess said...

Nice job on the success of the rest day! I always excel on those days too.

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Nice start to the new training plan. And great job with the weight loss

Carly said...

Congrats on the weight loss! Your training schedule looks great for all the spring races.