Yes, I am morning blogging...I guess I should/could be out for a run but I am STRUGGLING with the morning run thing. I think it will take time...but seriously, how long will it take to get into a routine? I have been evaluating What is Working and What is Not Working lately....it has given me some insight into my daily routine and what I need to do to get in my workouts. I'll try to share my list this weekend when I have a few extra minutes. As of now a three mile run once a day is about all I can do. A far cry from my two hour swims and hour + track workouts. I am hoping that I will eventually get into a better routine but for now I just don't have the time. Yesterday morning I hit snooze and had my run hanging over my head ALL day. As soon as I could after getting home last night (which was about 7:30) I headed out for my run. Being an evening run I know I could have gone farther than 3 miles but I was tired and I had dinner sitting heavy in my stomach. FAIL.
Monday, as in just this past Monday, marked the beginning of Fall Marathon Training. Uh....so yeah, off to a not-so-good start. I haven't even gotten a plan together for that. While I am going all True Confessions of a Failing Runner on you.....I haven't even registered for OBX yet. Don't worry, I WILL register.
I have used trusty ole Hal Higdon's plans for my past three marathons. His plans worked really well for me but this time around I am considering going with a new plan. Experimenting a little if you will. In fact I have a book ordered and hopefully it will get here soon so I can read it and get started training. Hal's plans are 18 weeks long, this new one is about 12 weeks (which gives me time to get settled in my routine) and would start in mid August. I like this idea. It also has a diet that goes along with it that I look forward to reading more about. It is designed to fuel your body and provide it with the protein and carbs that it needs without the insulin spike and sugar that often goes along with the high intake of high carbs and sugar. I'll share more with you after I get the book and start on it. I hope the plan, which is a 5k to 50 plan (sounds like a stretch doesn't it??) works out because otherwise I will be behind on Hal's plan.
I think it will be fun to experiment with other plans for the marathon. Have you ever done that? What plans have you tried that you liked? Any that just crashed and burned? Yeah, I want to steer far away from that one! Any that led you to a killer PR? I want to hear all about it!!
Also, any of you blog with a Mac? I love my Mac but it is lousy for blogging....or at least that is what I have experiences thus far. What program do you use to blog or do you use the dashboard of blogger? I used to use Windows Live Writer and if you use a PC or Windows or whatever I HIGHLY recommend that program. It was AWESOME!! But now, on my new Mac I am using Ecto (had to pay $19 for it too) and it stinks. Half the time I can't publish my post and it completely loses my post out there in cyberspace. Which is part of the reason I haven't been blogging as much lately. In fact my post was deleted last night and I said forget it and went to bed. So I need help!!!! Man, I am quite needy lately!!
In other news....It's Friday!!! Have a great weekend and happy running!! Any grand plans for the weekend? Good luck to the racers out there!!!