Surprise, surprise! Sunday night and we're back here again. I met my goal of 20 miles of running this week (hooray) and made an effort to again focus on cross-training. I'm really enjoying this schedule. I think reducing the days I run really makes those runs better and faster--plus I'm not as sore. And getting all limber with the yoga is pretty fun too! Here's my week:
Monday: Swam 1.7 yards trying to get to the floaty noodle in the lake. I guess this was a rest day.
Tuesday: P90X Plyometrics (60 Minutes)
Wednesday: Ran 5.5 Miles (Speedwork)
Thursday: 45 minutes of Yoga, 30 minutes of abs/upper body strength training
Friday: Ran/Hiked 4.5 Miles with hubby
Saturday: Ran 12.5 Miles of Trails
Sunday: 45 Minutes of Yoga, 30 Minutes of abs/upper body strength training
Total Mileage: 23
Hooray! Finally, this week looks the way I wanted it to. That rarely happens!
Lately I've been thinking a lot about the Run Less, Run Faster program. (This book was given to me by Christina over at Lou Lou Runs Florida.) Basically, you focus on 3 runs each week, a speedworkout, a tempo run, and a long run. None of them are what I would consider "easy". BUT--the results seem to be pretty impressive, with repeat marathoners shaving 18 minutes off their finish times.
The other days include cross training, which like I said I really approve of. I may choose this plan for training for my first marathon in November!
Has anyone had success with the Run Less, Run Faster Program? Share please!
I'm really excited to see how it has worked with other runners in the past.
How many days do you run each week? Cross-train?
A month ago, I was running 5-6 days each week, and adding in bits of cross-training here and there. Lately, I've been pretty happy with the idea of only running 3 (maybe 4) times each week, and adding in other forms of cross training as well. And of course--one day of rest every week!