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Training Plan revisions

So when I made my training plan I might have been giddy with excitement or simply stupid, but after getting up and trying to run and working on getting my mileage back up, it’s been difficult to stay committed, and yes, I’m what.. two weeks in? I forgot that I have family, friends, a job, and a life that I need to attend to and many people to make happy, including myself. I knew I was being a little over ambitious when I started, but now coming to reality I’ve tweaked my plan just a bit to make night running and weekday running a bit easier for me. Honestly, for me, as long as I get my long runs done, I’m golden.

I also may have conveniently forgot how hectic these last two months are here at work, and with our schedule and events, how tired I am and how many random days/nights/weekends we have to work. There is light at the end of the tunnel though as Turkey Trot is practically here  and I know soon we’ll be done with the Holiday Half and then I’ll really be able to start training. So my weekly mileage isn’t HUGE for my plan, like it used to be, but I think that I will still be fine with this and will also be much more comfortable getting the shorter miles done during the week.

I did go for a good run in the dark the other day, and no matter what people say, what you bring with you to help, it’s always scary and a tad unsafe. So I need to make sure that I can get up in the mornings and get my running done. I’m sure if I feel good and want to tack on a few extra miles every now and then I can do that too. I think the most important is that my weekly mileage adds up at the end of the week, so as long as I’m on track there, it doesn’t really matter what days I’m running.

We shall see how the tweaks go.

I still have my two twenty milers in there and I tweaked it a little more for our work schedule as well.

Here’s to making it work for me and getting through Turkey Trot this week!


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  • Reply Mary Ellen

    I love your blog!! Within the last year I have reacquainted myself with my love of running and just 2 days ago I ran my first marathon! In philly! It was hard, but it was definitely not my last. Its funny, I graduated college in 2008 and married my highschool sweetheart, Brian, and I know you refer to your hubby as B – so do I! And we have a little jackie poo named George!! Keep writing and keep running, I love reading everything you write! You definitley inspire me :)

    November 22, 2011 at 11:30 am
  • Reply kristin miller

    It’s pretty much dark at 4:30/4:40 in NYC, so morning running at the gym it is for me :-(

    November 22, 2011 at 2:16 pm
  • Reply Jennifer

    Ahh Night running! I live to run at night!! With my dental school schedule to work around, night running has become a love of mine. I carry a little light in my hand and avoid my “scary streets” Good luck with the tweak for your marathon training, I’m hoping my plan is doable, I ran my 8miler on saturday and it was great!

    November 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply RoadBunner

    It is always good to make room for life :) Given the choice, I’d rather run in the dark in the morning than night. But I hate getting up early, too. Good luck with your Turkey Trot event! Sad I won’t be at the Holiday Half this year.

    November 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply ilovesteaks

    stay safe out there no matter what time of the day you run!

    November 23, 2011 at 11:16 am
  • Reply Fiona Kate

    Its awesome that youre making an effort to fit running in around your other life and loves. I love the ‘dont die’ on your plan!

    November 23, 2011 at 11:31 am
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