Monday, October 19, 2009

Getting Ready

I'm starting to feel a bit more prepared. We got some things done today. Packed the kids clothes for the hotel stays, moved some things that stay with the house, cleaned a bit, booked hotels for the drive and gave feedback to have the hotels booked for Madison and CT. I've also booked some last minute get togethers with friends for me and the kids. We're keeping busy until the very bitter end.

Six more days and the big truck shows up. We'll see if the kids really get it that we are moving and their stuff will resurface on the other end.

Running has been going surprisingly well... My legs are repaired from my P90X workout last week. I'm relieved I was seriously wondering if that was just how I was going to feel for the rest of my training. I didn't see them healing while I was continuing to work them so hard. I took yesterday off and that seemed to help. We'll see how they fair on P90X and hill repeats this Wed followed up by a 6 mile pace run on Friday and a HILLY half marathon trail race on Saturday.

I've changed my schedule and I'm interested to see how the Hal Higdon approach works for me. He has you run hard pace runs the day before your long runs. The idea is the wear you out so you can't run your long runs too hard. I'll also be doing either a tempo run, hill work out or speed work out every Wed to mix things up. I'm excited to approach marathon training a bit differently than I have in the past. In the past I just got out there slugged out the miles. Now I will have a bigger goal with each run... run faster or run slower. Hills or repeats. I'm going to start off doing the Advanced schedule to see how that treats me, but will allow myself to drop down to the Intermediate II schedule if the Advanced is too much. I feel like I'm ready for it, but time will tell.


  1. I gotta say, Hal Higdon's idea about tough runs before a long run make sense, but that sounds sucky, like you would be slogging through the runs because you are so tired from the day before. Let me know how that works for you! Right now I am just trying to make it through my runs. After the half though, I want to try P90x and more serious training.

    Good luck with the move and the drive! Keep us posted, we are all thinking of you I know!

  2. I did the pace run then long run this past weekend and it wasn't too bad. Of course my long run was only 8 miles.. not 20miles after having done a 10 mile pace run the day before. We'll see.

  3. That's interesting about the new training approach. I can't say that I would run all that fast on my long runs, but sometimes I did push it to see what I had left in the tank.

    Glad you're feeling a little more prepared before the big move. I can't imagine picking up my life and moving. What a HUGE job!!