Sunday, January 14, 2007
I Have a Plan!!
After this morning's run and earlier blog entry, I surfed around the internet for information on post marathon recovery. Seems that one needs a plan for post marathon recovery as much as they need a plan for preparing for the race. There were a number of different views. Most agree that one should wait about a month before preparing for another race. You don't have to take the month off - just back off a bit on the training.
Because I am one of those folks motivated by goals, I decided to make the Winter Park Road Race (10K) on March 24, 2007 as my next target race. I am adopting Hal Higdon's 10K Intermediate Training program as my plan for running a faster race. It introduces tempo, repeats and strength training into my routine. I am pretty excited about it.
I don't really begin the program in earnest until the end of this month. I am also going to see how well my body and heel hold up to running as frequently as this program calls for to see if I do ok. And I made a modification - instead of a 3 mile run on Mon I shortened it. Normally I don't run the day after my long runs. These long runs are not so far so it isn't such a big deal, but again, we will see how it goes.
I may adjust as needed....but I am happy I now have a plan :-).
If anyone is interested, you can view my plan at Buckeye Outdoors. My log is listed under 'bouwensc'. You don't need a login to look at other logs, however, this site is great for maintaining your own logs and it is free! Steve of Phedippediations has his log there as well.