My current training plan, simplified:
|MON||run 3-4 miles|
|TUE||run 3-6 miles|
|THU||run 3-4 miles|
|SAT/SUN||yoga & run 6-12 miles|
It’s not strict– I just try to get in my miles and not overdo it. However, I’m planning on adjusting my plan after my first half marathon in 2 weeks. Ultimately, I want to improve my speed for my 10k in April (there’s a bet riding on that one!!). I’d like to incorporate some cross-training and speedwork but first, strength training.
I don’t know anything about strength training. However, I’ve been advised (by HHRunner, along with many others) that strength training can improve speed. There’s a one-month Ladies’ Boot Camp at my work gym that I’m considering joining– it’s 6:30-7:15am, Tuesday & Thursday. SO EARLY. Maybe I should just suck it up and take the class?
Regardless of whether or not yoga counts as strength training, I love, love Joy Yoga and it’s certainly helped me with strength and flexibility. Unfortunately, my coupon expires end of February. There’s a package for $89 for 8 classes/4 weeks or $49 for 4 classes/4 weeks but that’s still pricey. I’m thinking about getting a 24-Hour gym membership after my yoga coupon expires, and then I could take a variety of classes!
Meanwhile, I’ll pop-in that Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred that is collecting dust on my shelf (no idea why/when I bought this). Guess I’ll go pick up some hand weights. I could lose 20 lb in 30 days! JK, that would not be healthy for me.
Lastly, I love motivational quotes, so here’s one that I like:
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.
— Will Rogers