Friday, December 12, 2014

Friday 5: Shamrocking 2015

Oh, Friday.  Thank you for finally making an appearance.  I'm linking up with Mar, Cynthia, and Courtney today!  Make sure to check out all the great blogs!  Wednesday kicked off my training plan for the Shamrock Half Marathon 2015.  I'll recap the week early next week, but let's get into some of the other stuff going on lately!

1. My plan is 15 weeks.  Last year I had a really long plan.  This one seems short and it's scary.  It fit on one nice page and is ready to have some workouts checked off!


2. I added two cross training days.   Last year I think doing my Nike Training Club workouts helped a lot.  Plus, they are only 15 minutes so it's a nice way just to get moving a little after a long day.  If I can get some cardio cross training that's great, but I want to focus those days mainly on strength.

3. Two of our four treadmills are broken.  Eek.  I hope that when I get back from my parents' after the holidays that they will be back in order.

4. I got in a couple good non training runs last weekend. I ran on the W&OD trail with my nice friend last weekend as a last "hurrah" before my runs start to "count." Our last almost mile was at an 8:35 pace!  Probably should make him run with me more often because I always tend to do better when he's around! I told my run club that I need them to keep me accountable to make sure I am pushing myself at our runs and they were really supportive.  It's nice to have some running buddies!

5.  Unrelated, but Maddux and I are getting a puppy!  Lucky Dog was in need of some fosters and I felt like we should do something nice for the holidays.  They came up so fast this year that I feel like I didn't have proper chance to get in the spirit, so hopefully this will help!  Check out my foster pup here!  I'll post more pictures of her once she arrives!

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Who else is gearing up for a spring race?  I can't wait to hear about how your training goes!

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8 comments:

  1. my Shamrock plan is short too, only 12 weeks but starts in a couple of weeks. Can't wit!! should be a fun race. Love that you're fostering a new pup :)

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    1. I think my last plan was 29 weeks, but it started out really slow, so I'm hoping that jumping right in will be ok! I'm looking forward to reading about your training! And I am just overnighting her, but I'm excited to have another pup around for the weekend :)

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  2. I need to pick a plan for my race! It's later in the spring so I'm kind of easing into it, but I need more structure!

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    1. I do too! I have such a hard time sticking to it if I don't write it all out. :-)

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  3. Your foster dog is adorable!!! I'm getting ready for the BMO Vancouver marathon in May, first marathon, should be a lot of fun ;)

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    1. Isn't she darling?! She is the sweetest little thing. Good luck with your training! Can't wait to read about it! :-)

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  4. Sounds like a GREAT plan!! Looking fwd to next weekend and Shamrock!

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    1. Yes!! Surf-n-Santa week is finally here!!!

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