Monday, August 24, 2009

Am I BRAVE Enough?

Seattle half is 14 weeks away. My training officially begins on September 7. I have been considering taking on the Advanced plan instead of the Intermediate plan. The main difference I can see in the Advanced plan is:
  • added hill work
  • longer tempo runs
  • not only 400m sprints but 800m sprints
  • and instead of a distance long run it is a long run for a set amount of time.
Wow. Now that I put that down it seems pretty ADVANCED. But I think I can do it. I am going to continue my Intermediate training for the next two weeks until the official training start date and then I will decide if I am brave enough to to follow the Advanced plan .

I have been practicing my tempo runs on the treadmill lately so that I can get a feel for them. Today I went an easy 3.5 miles. Mile one-9:14, mile 2- 8:36, mile 3-8:14, last half mile 9:45 pace. I would like to get the fastest time down to at least in the seven minute range.

Today I am grateful for:
-my friends who love my little buddy.
-a nice dinner with my friends.
-all the time I have available for training, even though I would really LOVE to find a job.
-a hair appointment to fix the AWFUL haircut I got last week.
-plans way in advanced to CA and OK over the holidays!

Run Happy Y'all!


  1. YOu could do a blend of the Intermediate and Advanced... But I am sure you would be great with the advanced... Once I am back to LONG run land I will be scoping out some new training plans. 800's WOW!!

  2. You are so much further with your running than I am, I'm sure you can do the advanced plan!

    Good luck!

    By the way: love the grateful things everyday.

  3. You've got the spirit, the drive, the technical know-how, and most importantly, the "why" -- you CAN do it!


You're pretty much awesome!!


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