One of the chapters in the book is dedicated to training plans, and it's broken down by how far your race is, and how many miles a week you would like to put in. My Santa Claritas plan has me ramping up to an eventual 60 miles in a week, with five days of running, two of them being back to back long runs. The book follows a close schedule as far as the five day running, back to backs (there's an option for four days of running), but it gives an option of 40 miles total a week, 50, or 70. Now, we all know 70 is not happening. And I feel like 40 is too close to what I do in marathon training, so 50 seems like the logical choice. I compared my current plan with that in the book, and I think overall, I would be happier and less injury prone with the book's plan.
I still need to tweak the miles to free up Helen's wedding and the days I'll be traveling to/from Alabama and Dubai. Othwerwise, this is my new thang! I conveniently keep forgetting about the EX2 Off Road Half Marathon I signed up for on May 19. I'll figure out a way to run an extra 5 miles.
I gotta say, I'm already super excited to taper...even though it's still about 11 weeks away.
Also, I returned the Montrail Bajadas due to fit, and ordered La Sportiva Crosslite 2.0 from Backcountry.com on sale. Woot. Hope these fit.
They have good reviews and seem to be a good combo for the terrain I will be running on, since from this weekend on I hope to get each Saturday run out on a trail.
I'm pretty sure I would benefit from not being able to online
Like these compression socks from CEP:
I would also like some Dirty Girl Gaiters to keep the dirt and rocks out of my shoes while trail running:
I also want the Gym Girl Ultra skirt from Skirt Sports (medium!). They have shorts underneath to prevent chafing!:
Or the Women's Might Power Skort from Mountain Hardwear:
I still want a whole slew of other things, like that Beast Mode shirt or the one by the same company that the words appear once you sweat!
I would also love anything from http://www.relaxreflect.com/.
Siiiigh. When I'm a billionaire.
Back to real life: On Tuesday I FINALLY ran for the first time in over a week. Woo. A whopping 5.5 miles, haha. I was scheduled for 7 but figured pushing it on my first day back when I'm still not fully recovered...didn't sound like a great idea. I've come to realize now that the beginning of my runs suck. About halfway through or close to the end I finally get in a groove and then I realize I need to stop. It's a bummer for the short runs but I guess it's good news for my longer runs. Today I will go run for maybe 6 or 7 in the GORGEOUS weather. Then Saturday will be 5, and Sunday claims to have 22.
We. Shall. See.