|Check out the snow cover! If it wasn't for man made snowmaking we wouldn't be skiing at all! My husband Dave on the far left with our friends Mark and his daughter, Elizabeth.|
My training buddy Ron assured me that my new goal would keep me running fit for the winter and that this would be a good thing. Oh, and he did NOT get pulled in the lottery. He says he’ll run with me anyway.
So, I detailed a training plan and calendared it. It seems to be even more rigorous than the one I made for myself when I was training for the 50 miler. It officially starts the week of January 9, but I’m gearing up for it by bringing my weekly mileage back up to 35 to 40 miles per week before then. I feel very fit and even though skiing is miserable right now, possibly the driest December on record, I’m enjoying my “rest days” on the hill doing laps on the blue runs with the manmade snow.
Oh and also, I just expanded my ChiRunning business to include the Las Vegas market thanks to Mark Wallis, a veteran ChiRunning Instructor, who has been developing the market for several years. He now has a different life direction he's pursuing and graciously gave me first dibs on Las Vegas! I'll be traveling to Vegas in January and again in April! Very excited to do this work in the town that never sleeps!
Click on the dates to link to the description on the ChiRunning website
Las Vegas workshops:
Here’s my training schedule:
- All long runs are at an easy pace of no faster than 10 min/mile with average pace of 11:30 to 12:30 on hilly terrain.
- Mondays are rest days.
- Saturdays and Sundays are ski days with short runs either before or after with Ron and/or Dave.
- Long runs will happen midweek, hopefully in the desert where there’s dry dirt
- Twice per week – BOSU ball work for core stability.
- Every other day – basic strength: sit-ups, pushups.
Week of January 23 – 20 mile run easy pace. 40 to 45 mile week.
Week of February 13 – Long run of 26 to 30 miles. 45 to 50 mile week. One short tempo run of 4 to 5 miles.
March 10 – Race day
I'd love to have your comments about your goals for 2012, the races you want to do and your training. Feedback about my training plan is definitely welcome, too!
May your 2012 be filled with joyful, healthy running, and huge personal success!
GET OUT THERE!