Monday, May 19, 2014

April Stats and May Training Plans

I had a weekend filled of running, getting sh** done around our place, watching lots of shenanigans go down at Bay To Breakers* and celebrating with friends.

April Stats
Running: 81.7 Miles
Biking: 46.7 Miles
Yoga/Bar Method: 1 hour, 45 min
Weights: 50 min
Total Miles: 128

I beat my March stats in every category but yoga.  Damn. I've knocked down my running mileage and am concentrating on speed and shorter distances for the upcoming Zooma Napa Valley and Eugene Half Marathon's.  My goal is to Sub 2 both and PR one of them.

I've always been a runner who thinks that it's all or nothing when it comes to getting out the door. Meaning, if I don't have time to get in the 10 miles on my schedule then I don't do it at all.  This is a similar mentality I have with blogging.  Also I never saw the point of getting all sweaty if it wasn't going to be 5 + miles.  A lot of weeks this left me only running twice because that's when I made the time.   I am going with a new approach for this training cycle.  Running 4 times a week: one long, one track workout and two short runs (3-4 miles).  I am working hard on creating good habits (daily flossing, taking vitamins etc...) and consistency and repetition is the only thing that keeps me on track so I am applying this groundbreaking philosophy to running.  Here's what a typical week's training plan looks like:

Monday - Spin Class
Tuesday - 4 miles easy, lunch yoga + weights
Wednesday - REST/November Project* when I can get my ass out of bed
Thursday - Track Workout (4-8 miles w/ tempo in the middle) + weights
Friday - 3 miles easy or November Project hills
Saturday - REST
Sunday - Long Run

*More to come on November Project SF and Bay To Breakers.  Both deserve their own posts.

I am going to stick with this schedule until Zooma and then reevaluate before Eugene.

How many days a week do you run?  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like things are going pretty well! It is totally worth it to get out te door a little more often. Those shorter runs help add up your miles. I usually run 3 days a week. Sometimes 4 depending on if I'm fitting in a short brick or not.