As of right now, three races lie ahead on the horizon – a 5k on Sept. 25th, a sprint tri on Oct. 23rd, and a half marathon on Nov. 21st (there is a possible 5k on Oct. 9th if Dave and I end up traveling to San Antonio for a friend’s wedding).
I have been going back and forth on the half marathon due to plantar fasciitis pain, but I’ve been running quite a bit the past two weeks with no major pain to speak of. I have an appointment with the podiatrist tomorrow, so hopefully with a clean bill of health, I can proceed with The Plan Stan.
I’ve created my 12 week training plan based on Hal Higdon’s Sprint Triathlon 2 plan and his Novice Half Marathon training plan. Since this training is totally shaking up my current workout routine (and I have a small aversion to change), I’ve incorporated my Master swim team workouts on Tuesday and Thursday nights; as allowed, group weight training on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; and my favorite Saturday morning spin class (followed by coffee/tea with Kristy, Candice, Laura, and Marlo).
So… here is what the next 12 weeks look like in terms of training:
Fall 2010 Training Plan (pdf)
Note: The image below is broken up in several images. Click each section to enlarge.
Week 1, Day 1 didn’t go as planned as I’ve come down with a cold in the past few days. I’ve been going, going, going for the past few weeks, and it finally caught up to me last week in San Francisco. I was sick in bed on Sunday and Monday, and today just barely hit 3.1 miles on the treadmill (9:22 pace) and 30 minutes in the pool (2,000 yards).
I’m hoping tomorrow I feel even better and am ready for the cooler weather and some good races.
What are you looking forward to this fall? What races are you training for?