Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Call Me Crazy, But I Think I'm Going to Do It

June 20 means marathon training. Hot, muggy marathon training for the Nike Women's Marathon, October 18, 2009. And you know what? I think I am going to do this crazy training schedule that I brought up earlier this month.

June 20, 27, July 4, 11: 10 miles
July 18, 25, August 1, 8: 12 miles (*****12 miles in CA, 8/1 or 7/31*****)
August 15, 22, 29, September 5: 14 miles
September 12, 19, 26, October 3: 16 miles
October 10: 12 miles
October 18: 26.2

The goal for each of the weeks is to weight lift once a week, spin once every other week, hill train once every other week and then squeeze in two to three runs during the week (3-8 miles) as well. It will be flexible, but a spin or hill train AND a weight lift must happen once each week.

Wish me luck. It's getting hot here and mornings are coming earlier and earlier. Check in on me. Make sure I'm doing what I've said I should be doing. I need a little accountability.

So exciting. Here goes nothin'. Number 11.


  1. good luck! i'm interested to hear how this different training schedule goes!

  2. I'll keep checking in on you. It will probably drive you crazy, but someday I'd like to be a marathon coach, so... you asked for it. You get to be my guinea pig for as far as the encouraging, nagging, motivating part of coaching is concerned.

    That said, how far did you run today?

  3. HA! I'll welcome it Zach. Do it together ... you're doing St. George right?

    Didn't run today ... yet. Blast.

  4. I just found your blog and LOVE it! I love that idea of training schedule. You are inspirational doing 11 full marathons, I hope to do 1 someday! GOOD LUCK!!

  5. Good luck with the new training. Rachelle is with me, and says its better on the knees and loves the schedule. I am using their same method for the half, so we'll see how it works for me!