2012 is on target as for my training plan. I used the Disney Goofy race to get things started, and been ramping up the miles and strength training since. I will have my Disney race report completed soon – Been busy with life.
I changed my training plan to include more, and longer, back to back long runs, hill repeats, and stair master. I will turn this flatlander into a goat. All this with the Mohican course in mind. Time in the sauna will be added as spring approaches. I had to change something, or keep getting the same results while expecting something different – Insanity. Also doing some experimenting with food on long runs to see what works best for ME. Part of my problem is not being able to eat the 2nd half of a race because the stomach is not receiving. I also lose a lot of salt when sweating (heavy salt marks) which may be contributing to my issue with receiving food. Salt imbalance will do this. I don’t use a lot of salt on my food, and blood test reveals normal levels in my system. I use S-Caps for long runs (1/ hr on semi cool days and 1/45 min on hotter days) and the rest I get from gels/food. I need to make some adjustment with this also.
Mon – Bike and hill repeats with weights
Tues - 1.5hr weight and core training, 3M run, 30min stairmaster.
Wed – 10M (half at tempo pace)
Thurs – Core and bike
Fri – 20M easy
Sat – 15M easy
Sun – Weight training and stairmaster
I was tired after the week, but in a good way. This week looks the same. It felt good to push the system again, tightness in the legs, sore abs & muscle from weights, and sleeping solid until the alarm goes off.
Life is good.