Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday Thoughts

Today is the first day of Marathon Training!!!  Oh, how I love starting a new training schedule.  I spent a few hours yesterday tweaking all the ins and outs of this one because here's what's going on in my life between now and Marathon Day:
  • My next sprint-distance TRI, which is only a month away
  • Big Boy and Little Boy are also racing a TRI, the day after mine
  • The Hubs is racing his first Half Iron-distance in September
So, we're a little busy with four training schedules in the house right now!

Today's training included - ironically - the fastest 1000 meter swim I've had this summer.  *sigh*  Of course, that doesn't mean that my swim was actually fast, just fast for me.  1000 meters in 26:31.

I'm very excited to get back to marathon training, I've really missed the speedwork and core work.  I've still been doing core work during TRI training, but it's been haphazard at best - this plan has core work written down, so I know it'll get done.

Please note the Boston magnet holding this schedule to the fridge, a souvenir from our trip this April when The Hubs ran Boston.  I'm hoping it'll spread a little BQ magic on my training.

Other random Monday thoughts:
  • I swapped out my pedals last night and I'm officially using clip-on bike shoes.  It's not as scary as I was expecting.  *whew*
  • I'm on the hunt for perfect socks.  I've realized lately that I don't like cushioned socks anymore, so I bought a pair of Feetures! Light that I'm going to try out tomorrow.  I'll let you know how it goes.
  • Since I was at Fleet Feet, I bought a TRI sticker for my car, to go right next to the 26.2 one.  It had to be done.
  • The race pics are up on the photographer's website and the picture of me coming out of the water has my BFF Richard the Kayak Guy in the background!  I'm going to purchase it just for that reason.
Happy Monday and Happy Training to you!


ajh said...

I should have picked up one of those Boston Magnets when I watched my daughter. I could use the luck too.

Michelle said...

That is a really detailed training plan. Good luck!

Heather said...

Wow, four training schedules in your house! I can only imagine how crazy that must be to keep track of. That looks like a great training plan. Good luck with your training and with your races!

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

Your schedules sound a lot like the ones in my house too. Between my races and my husband's races, things are crazy busy! Good luck with your marathon training! I started mine a couple of weeks ago and it has been interesting trying to fit it in with my tri training too! Good luck!

Tricia said...

Good luck with the training!

Rad Runner said...

Good luck with everything you will d o great Mrs. Bizze Bee!!!

Kelsey: the Blonde Bullet said...

That's awesome that you are so meticulous with your scheduling!

I am going to start training for the Phoenix RNR in September, and I am now inspired to make a very detailed, well-planned schedule. Thank you!

Heather said...

My sister bought me a tri sticker a couple of months ago, but I still haven't put it on my car . . . I figure I better wait until after Chisago so I can be for realsies.

Good luck with your marathon training!

Alma F. said...

Good luck with the marathon training!
Have you tried these:

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Johann said...

I like the 4 schedules in the home! Nice 1000m swim, great time in my books. Starting training for a new event is exciting, for a marathon even more. Good luck!

Tortuga_Runner said...

wow, you are quite the runner girl 3 marathons scheduled this fall?! Good job having a balanced schedule with core and cross training. I don't know how you fit it all in.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

You are a crazy busy family. I think it is awesome that you and your hubs have set such a good example for your kids and they are following in your footsteps!!

Good luck finding the perfect socks. Be sure to let us know the details when you do!