Monday, November 15, 2010
Start of the new marathon training cycle. March 5th, the Snickers Marathon in Albany, Georgia. This is my first attempt at a sub 3:00 marathon. Never would have even thought the time I had at the Flying Pig marathon would have been possible. It put the 3:00 bubble in my head.
The training program this cycle is going to be a carbon copy of what I used for the Flying Pig, from McMillan. The only modification will be to up the mileage, just a smidgen. I want to average mid 70's, but have every 3rd week or so top out in the low 80's. Also, will increase the pace on some of the key workouts by a smidgen.
Ran this morning, instead of taking the day off. The past 2 weeks my mileage has been in the mid 50's. Want to hit the mid 60's this week and the only way to do that without doubling is to run 7 days a week. I've done it before, but this time if the streak is broken to take a day off to rest, so be it. One thing I've finally figured out is the importance of rest and recovery. Either, slogging the day before a hard workout or the day after one; or just sleeping in and taking a day off. (not really any brainstorm on my part, but rather some things I've read, in print and on line.)
Fun little marathon this weekend in Percy Warner Park. The 5th running of the Flying Monkey Marathon. Trent has done a tremendous job with this marathon. Each year has a different theme, this year is a 60'ish, kinda monkey groovy, laid back, peace, love and lots of hills. I've run this race once, and volunteered once. This year I'm going back to volunteer, plus run the half marathon. (or at least half of the course and whatever it takes to get me back to the starting line).