Sunday, January 20, 2008

Lets get it started in here...

I'ts a long way from serious Kona training but I'm planning to do the Madison marathon in May so I've pretty much need to get my butt into run shape. I've been running the past few Sundays with my GFOQ buddies and finally put something down on paper to get some structure. My long runs are at 10 miles and I've put together a +1mi +2mi +1mi -1mi run schedule for my long runs and that should get me to 20+ miles by May and enough time to taper into another marathon which I hope to use as my early season gut check to kick start my "real" training for the big dance. I thought last years marathon set me up well for Wisconsin so I'll keep the same plan for this year. You might say it's too early for that much distance, but I say look at the guys who train hard for Kona. An early season Ironman is not out of the ordinary. I just need to take a mid-season break to ensure I don't overdo it.

I've also started to do some winter weight training which is a bit different than what I've done in the past. I'll see how long that lasts. I'm not much of a weight lifter, kind of hate it. Always overdo it and get hurt so i'm trying to pace myself.

Other things I'm thinking about as the season gets in gear is what my season schedule will look like. Here's what I've planned so far:

St Louis 1/2 Marathon
Madison Marathon
Lakeside tri - Decatur
Evergreen Tri
Miles of Death er Smiles!
Pigman 1/2 IM
And lots of training in lots of different locations......yee hee hee!

So, even though the temp outside is currently below zero, I'm ready to get it on. I can't wait :)

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