Thursday, June 10, 2010


I had mentioned earlier that now that my half marathon is over, I am back to struggling with what the heck to do everyday! This is why I always have to keep signing up for races! Hubby and I are still deciding what half is going to work best for us to run the fall (he is running NYC Marathon, so we're trying to line one up that will work well w/his training schedule), but since that is sooooo far away, I need some motivation for NOW.

So I decided I needed to come up with a PLAN - something in writing that will help me keep my workouts in check and maintain the weightloss, as well as keeping up the endurance, that I just got with training for this last half. I didn't want anything too crazy, but I knew that I just needed to come up with something that is reasonable for me to stick with! It's nothing fancy, but hopefully by posting it on the blog, it will help keep me accountable :)

Here it is (don't get too excited now!):

*RUNNING: 3 - 4 days/week, consisting of 2 - 3 shorter runs (3 - 4 miles each) and one longer run (5 - 6 miles). This is a very reasonable goal for me and will also help to keep a good base for when I start to train for my next half.

*CROSS TRAINING: 1 - 2 days/week, consisting of biking, walking, hiking, or chasing a 21-month old around the playground.....hmmmm it should count, right???

*STRENGTH TRAINING: I would love to say 2 - 3 times per week, but for now I'm going to say 1 time per week and try to build from there.

*YOGA/PILATES: 1 time/week. I used to do Pilates all the time and LOVED it, but have slacked off lately. I also have just started to do some Yoga DVDs and it feels AWESOME after a long run.

Well there it is. Written down. Organized. Measurable. I have a running log book where I keep track of all of my runs (besides DailyMile) and I think I will sit down at the beginning of the week to plan out which day I am going to do what.

Any thoughts? What works well to keep you motivated between races???
Have a great day!


  1. I love your plan! I too need a goal in sight. I hope to do another 1/2 in the fall. For now I just have to keep up with my goal to run 1000 miles in 2010.

    I would love to fit in cross-training but it mainly consists of keeping up with my four kiddos! :)

    Have a great night!

  2. Your plan looks really good. You might want to throw a couple of longer long run in once in a while just to keep your body used to be out up and out for longer periods.

    I love Pilates too and I've really slacked off on this and need to get it back in the routine.

    This plan should keep you going, motivated, strong and ready to train hard for the next race.

    Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!

  3. Thanks ladies! :) Have a great weekend!