On track

It’s official: I completed every workout on my training plan this week!

I tend to skip weight-lifting here or a session on the bike trainer there, but this week I made training a priority and got it all done.

I finished this morning’s session on the bike trainer just in time to watch the Seahawks play the Falcons. Stats:

  • Time: 50:11
  • Distance: 12.54 miles
  • Speed: 15 mph average

Aaaand, unfortunately, the Seahawks lost. Whomp-whomp. : (

In other news, I’ve decided to start training for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon on Feb. 18 and see how training goes. If I feel great and want to go for the marathon, I have until May 9 to switch my registration. If the training makes me hate my life, I’ll stick with the half.

I’m 98% sure I’ll run the marathon, though. Here is my training plan for it, based on Hal Higdon’s Novice 2 plan (I loved the Novice 1 plan for my first marathon).

I added two days of strength-training (Tuesday and Thursday), just as I did for my first marathon and am doing now. I also turned Thursday’s run into hill repeats, since the course will be hilly. Many of the Wednesday runs are meant to be done at marathon race pace, so I’ll shoot for 9:05 pace — that’s a 3:58 marathon, yo.

It would be fun to set a marathon PR in Seattle, and then PR again in Chicago. Dreamin’ big.

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