For the past 7 weeks I have been attempting to train for the Fargo Half Marathon. I have been kinda following the Jeff Galloway run/walk program. With that schedule, I was to do 8 miles this weekend and that just didn't happen with this sickness and all. I still have 9 weeks until the Fargo Marathon, and I think I could still train for the half. However, I do have a couple other ideas in mind, depending on how training goes.
Here are 3 options that I am contemplating for the Fargo Marathon this year (depending on how training goes):
Plan A - the Fargo Marathon Challenge = 5K Friday night & Half Marathon Saturday morning.
Plan B - the Fargo Marathon Challenge = 5K Friday night & 10K Saturday morning
Plan C - the Fargo Half Marathon
I have never done a 10K before, and think that the 5K/10K challenge would be something fun but not to strenuous on my body. That is probably the one I am leaning towards the most at this moment. I am able to run 6-7 miles pain free and would like to keep it that way, rather than pushing myself too much right now. I am going to stay optimistic and keep my options open for the next few weeks!
Tomorrow starts week 8 of my "training plan". Instead of typing out what I plan to do each day, I am going to write out what I hope to get accomplished this week. Things get juggled around so much but I hope to accomplish the following:
3 runs - with one 5-6 mile run
2 bikes - one short and one long
2 swims - swim team starts up again this week
1 bodypump class
1 hour of yoga
1 hour of pilates
That is 10 workouts and I know I will have to double up a few days to get them all in this week! Wish me luck! :)
I know many of you had races this weekend and I look forward to reading your race reports!
What are YOU training for? What's your week look like?