"Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"
"To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain
"The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.
√ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013
Boston Marathon 21 April 2014
Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014
I don't think a monkey countdown is such a good thing. I don't want to be reminded that I am one day closer to the misery.
Yeah but you also aren't tied to a schedule. You go about it all willy nilly like where as me and my crazy ways like a schedule and a countdown - which I would have done for myself eventually!
Alright, fine. You do raise a good point. I was going through some papers on my desk this morning and found a copy of a 17 week marathon training program that I had printed out. I swear I had not looked at since a year ago at this time!
Speaking of countdown, how is training going so far for you, Shan? Not sure whose training plan you're using, but what was their suggestion for this week?
Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson
Hey Pam...have you looked at Pfitz plans? He has ones that short...get the book Advanced Marathoning.
I'm using a modified HH Int. Plan. I think... I claimed it as my own over a month ago and can't remember how i got there...
anyway, on tap for this week is:
So far so good! I took 2 days off over the weekend which was nice for my legs - I didn't even beat myself up because it was a cut-back week anyway. haha. So I'm back at it this week. Other than the long run the runs are feeling pretty routine - nothing really out of the norm. so that's really nice.
If'd you'd like to see the whole plan I'd be more than happy to share:
5-8-5-2-5-13-2 --- i've already changed this to fit in a 5k
The 2's are where off/cross training days were.
I'm looking at his 12 week Advanced Marathon training program though I want to peak at around 70-80 not 55 Of course that all depends on that I'm ready to go full speed come this Monday. I'll definitely look at getting the book.
Marathon Maniac # 3228
I have no plan. I never have a plan. I like living on the edge. Okay, not really, the edge is kind of scary at times, I'm just horrible with planning. Things never go as planned so why set myself up for failure, I just skip the planning and see what happens.