Monday, June 04, 2007

The real plan

I know I've posted a couple of plans the last few weeks as I was trying to find my way "back" from wherever it was that I went to. I took some time this afternoon to plan out the next 8 weeks, trying to make quality workouts, long runs, rest days, and steady weekly mileage fit into my work and on-call schedule. The following is what I came up with. Click on the image for a better view:

The blue denotes long runs. The yellow is quality work. Red are the days I'm on call. The on call stuff is what forces me to juggle stuff around and precludes me from doing the same thing every week like I'd like to do.

Any close scrutiny of this schedule is certainly welcome. It's pretty ambitious but I think if it all works out and I can do this schedule, I will be in a position come the end of July to have some options for marathon training. The only thing I may change is I may try to throw in some trail running in place of a couple of those Tuesday quality workouts. Variety is a good thing IMO.


Steve Bezner said...


In my opinion, if your goal is to lose weight first, then focus on caloric input. The easiest way to lose weight is to simply limit your intake.

The runs are bonus to help you stay fit and ramp up for future training, but focus on the calories.

I know this is unpopular in the running circles, but it's easier to control your input when dealing with less variables.

Anonymous said...

I would have to agree with Steve! Its easier to control your calories sometimes when you have a hectic life.

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