Monday, January 19, 2009

Trying to get out the door

Some days are harder than others, Sunday was pretty easy. I didn't run early, waited till about 11am and took off from the house. Annette had done her long run early but I didn't need that kind of mileage so it just didn't make sense to deal with the cold if I didn't have to. 11am was perfect weather. Sunny, about 49 degrees, a little windy which was good, otherwise to me it would have actually been too warm. Just ended up getting a 4.1 mile run in but it felt good. I never took any walk breaks. Average pace of 10:28 and I actually was making myself slow down a few times just to get my heart rate down. Ran around the soccer fields one time in the grass just to add mileage. Probably be back on the treadmill tonight. Wanted a bike ride but time just didn't allow it, met my daughter and her husband for lunch and then we had a Cruiser club meeting at Jackie's house.

I need a plan. Nothing makes sense to me without a written plan. I have several 1/2 Marathons coming up so I probably need to focus on those, or maybe 5k's, but 5k's mean speed work and I really don't want that hurt again. The BIG race will be the 1/2 Iron Duathlon in June. That's my big event for the year, at least the first 6 months anyway. So until I find the right plan I'll probably just be running blindly until I have a set schedule in front of me. Hope to have something soon.

Have a good week everyone!


Susan said...

I certainly do better with a plan!

ShirleyPerly said...

I have a book of training plans by Gale Bernhardt that has triathlon and duathlon training programs for olympic up to iron distances. *might* have something as well. I know they have ones for triathlon training.

Brenda's NEEDS to RUN said...

Happy Birthday!!!