Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Training and Race Schedule Updates

Oscar, running fastImage by soylentgreen23 via Flickr
I've finally settled on a couple of races for early 2011. I'll be doing two 5k's - one on Jan. 22, and another on March 26. This means it's time to get back into some speed training. I've been mostly focusing on endurance the past couple of months, so it will be interesting to see where I'm at with the speed workouts. I'm guessing that I've got some painful workouts in my near future!

I finally updated my calendar on my training schedule page. It now shows my workouts between now and my next race on January 22. My training schedule is based on Hal Higdon's intermediate 5k training program.

I also added a new page for listing my 2011 race schedule. Right now it's a work in progress. I've got a couple of races that are locked in, and several that I'm considering. I'm thinking I'd like to run between 7 and 9 races next year, including at least two half marathons. I'm also strongly leaning towards running my first full marathon next December.  If you know of a great race in the north Texas area that's not on my list, let me know about it!

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  1. Brian:

    I like the google calendar on your training program. I use DailyMile but rely on my own custom spreadsheet that maps out the plan & I log my runs in it. I may have to try the Google route. Talk about accountability if you post it out to Googleland! :)

  2. Thanks, I started using Google calendar for my training schedule because it's a handy way to check my schedule from anywhere. But you're right - it does add an element of accountability, especially with my most recent run showing in the Dailymile box right next to it.