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I'm throwing out my Training Schedule (Read 339 times)

eatrunlivehappy


mom/superwoman

    I've been running for a couple months now and am running my first marathon april 2013.  I started a scheduled training plan  two weeks ago and I'm just not feeling it.  So I'm throwing it out! 

     

    Running for me is fun, a get away from life, an escape if you will.  I don't want it turning into something I feel I MUST do.  I will have a long run once a week, a strength training day once a week, but I plan on running whatever I feel like turning the week.

     

    I usually run 6 days a week when I'm not following a plan so that's what I will average.

    I just want to listen to my body, push myself, and have fun! 

     

    Wish me Luck!

    Young mother cooking, eating, and running for both mental and physical health.  And I'm not as serious as that makes me sound :) www.eatrunlivehappy.com

    happylily


      Good luck!

       

      What do you think your weekly mileage will average to in the coming weeks? Weekly mileage will have a big impact on how your marathon goes. I'm not talking about speed, but about being able to run most of it or walking the last 6 miles. Why don't you keep your plan not too far from you and just tweek it as you go? I always do that myself... I'll change the order of some runs, add a mile or two on good days and run less on days I feel tired or have less time to run. I can't imagine entering something like a marathon, for the first time, whitout some sort of a plan to guide me. Now, after 9 marathons, I would do it. But for my first 3 or 4... no way! You are brave, that's all I can say. :-)

      PRs: Boston Marathon, 3:27, April 15th 2013

              Cornwall Half-Marathon, 1:35, April 27th 2013

      4 years racing, 16 marathons, 16 BQs     

      lilac_jive


      Jess runs for bacon

        Good luck!

         

        What do you think your weekly mileage will average to in the coming weeks? Weekly mileage will have a big impact on how your marathon goes. I'm not talking about speed, but about being able to run most of it or walking the last 6 miles. Why don't you keep your plan not too far from you and just tweek it as you go? I always do that myself... I'll change the order of some runs, add a mile or two on good days and run less on days I feel tired or have less time to run. I can't imagine entering something like a marathon, for the first time, whitout some sort of a plan to guide me. Now, after 9 marathons, I would do it. But for my first 3 or 4... no way! You are brave, that's all I can say. :-)

         

        Seconded. I have a plan to follow. If I'm not feeling it, it's ok. I do like completing a workout though and checking it off, gives me a sense of accomplishment. But I'm a schedule lover.

         

        I also can't run 6 days a week. I need my rest days! 4 days for me.. I'll cross train when I feel like it Smile

         

        ETA forgot to say good luck!!!

         

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        runmomto3boys


          Good luck to you! 

          MrNamtor


          DON'T TREAD ON ME

            Hey don't give us this hippy dippy stuff.

             

            I remember RM23BZ when she was training for her marathon. Oh, I'm just a mommy, I don't think I have the same drive and attitude as these amazon warriors here on the forum who eat road dirt for breakfast, I'm just hoping to finish blahblah.

             

            Then after 7 months of running she runs some ridiculous time that some people don't ever do even after a decade. So i don't believe people (especially women) when they come on here acting really casual about their training. And DON'T come back here with "oh, btw I won my AG and finished in 2:54."

            eatrunlivehappy


            mom/superwoman

              HAHA well MrNamtor I hope that happens with me! I just tend to run love when I don't have a plan. My weekly runs are anywhere from 3 miles to 6 miles and I plan on going up from there.  My long runs are usually 10 and above. 

              Young mother cooking, eating, and running for both mental and physical health.  And I'm not as serious as that makes me sound :) www.eatrunlivehappy.com

              So_Im_a_Runner


              Go figure

                Wow, couldn't do it and wouldn't like it. Cool thing is, what works for me doesn't have to, and probably won't, work for you. My only suggestion would be to at least guide your training by some of the information that's out there, even if you don't do specific workouts. Good luck.

                PRs:  Marathon (2:49xx; '13)  Half (1:25xx; '12) 10k (40:26; '11) 5mi (29:23; '13) 5k (17:33; '13)

                runmomto3boys


                  Hey don't give us this hippy dippy stuff.

                   

                  I remember RM23BZ when she was training for her marathon. Oh, I'm just a mommy, I don't think I have the same drive and attitude as these amazon warriors here on the forum who eat road dirt for breakfast, I'm just hoping to finish blahblah.

                   

                  Then after 7 months of running she runs some ridiculous time that some people don't ever do even after a decade. So i don't believe people (especially women) when they come on here acting really casual about their training. And DON'T come back here with "oh, btw I won my AG and finished in 2:54."

                   

                  OMG.  That is funny.   Big grin   You are sweet, though, and while I was happy with the race, I'm no superstar.  But thank you!

                  Nevrgivup


                    Yeah, RM2B also doesn't run anything less than 80 mpw. Big difference. Good luck with your training. As long as you get your miles in each week, I don't see a problem with not having a plan. I always train without a plan, though I do make my own plans up. I have a specified mileage goal and stick to it week by week. 

                    Running is my mental-Ctrl-Alt-Del. 


                    Shakedown Street

                      keep us posted!

                      Started-5/12, RWOL refugee,5k-24:23 (1/12/13),10K-55:37(9/15/12),HM-1:52:59(3/24/13)


                      Bad Ass

                        Hey don't give us this hippy dippy stuff.

                         

                        I remember RM23BZ when she was training for her marathon. Oh, I'm just a mommy, I don't think I have the same drive and attitude as these amazon warriors here on the forum who eat road dirt for breakfast, I'm just hoping to finish blahblah.

                         

                        Then after 7 months of running she runs some ridiculous time that some people don't ever do even after a decade. So i don't believe people (especially women) when they come on here acting really casual about their training. And DON'T come back here with "oh, btw I won my AG and finished in 2:54."

                         

                        Yes, but she was doing a modified Pfitz so it was not like she was not following any plan.  And she ran 80mpw.

                         

                        OP, I would keep the plan nearby and use it as a guide so that you try to hit the miles, the LR, etc., with some modifications.  Good luck!

                        Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                        Jane

                          I'd say as long as you have say a weekly and LR mileage idea for a good build have fun.

                           Never run, if you want to never run, don't start because you'll never stop.


                          Mmmmm...beer

                            Well, you know I'm all for it Smile Best of luck with your non-plan! 

                            -Dave

                            My running blog

                            2015 Goals | sub-18 5k | sub-37 10k | sub-1:23 HM | sub-4 trail 50k

                            eatrunlivehappy


                            mom/superwoman

                              Right, I mean of course I'm going to train for my future runs but I'm just not going to follow a set schedule.  I plan on building up my weekly milage and set goals along the way.

                               

                              I posted this at RW and they were all over me about not following a schedule.  I guess they took it as I wasn't going to train at all or something.  I'm not trying to put down anyone but I'm not sure I like the vibe over there. 

                              Young mother cooking, eating, and running for both mental and physical health.  And I'm not as serious as that makes me sound :) www.eatrunlivehappy.com


                              Bad Ass

                                Sounds good!

                                 

                                My recommendation was only to keep the plans close so you can brainstorm with them when you decide your next week or your next run.  Like what does Hal Higdon/Pfitz, etc. recommends on a week like this.

                                Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                                "The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire."

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