Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Training update

I have forwarded all ya'lls questions regarding Redneck Remedy on to my buddy who created it, so I'm going to wait to do the drawing until I hear back from him.

We are *tentatively* training for the Outer Banks Marathon in November. I say tentatively because there are so many things between now and then that could change (friends wedding dates, injury flare-ups, etc) so right now we are just taking things one day at a time. But if everything works out for us to be able to run it, we want to be ready! We're using this plan from Marathon Rookie. I've been trying to figure out the best way to incorporate some strength training without it resulting in me running on legs that are sore and exhausted. I think what is working so far is to go to Body Pump on Mondays and then again on Wednesdays if possible. I just take it easy on the squat/lunge segments so that I'm strengthening but not to the point of fatigue that I cannot run an easy run the next day. With our long runs typically on Saturdays, this gives me at least 2 days for my legs to recover after strength training. I am tired of having a mushy upper body (and lower body now that I think about it....)

This Sunday is our sprint tri, and it should be interesting. We've been running consistently and then just fitting in a bike or swim here and there, but not following any real training program. It may take us 3 hours, but we'll finish:)

My little brother is here visiting from Arkansas. He just graduated last Friday with his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and is out here for a vacay to celebrate. He doesn't know it yet but we're roping him into being photographer and cheerleader for us Sunday.

12 comments:

Shannon said...

Good luck with your Marathon training! I'm training for a Half right now! Also, good luck with your Sprint Tri! :)

lindsay said...

good luck in the tri this weekend! you have two legs up on me, i am still too afraid of triathlons (...swimming...) :)

hopefully you will be able to run obx, but if not at least you will be staying healthy and in shape!

D10 said...

Sounds like a smart plan. I can't wait to read all about the sprint tri. You guys are going to do great! Congrats to your brother too.

kristen said...

Have fun this weeekend. You'll LOVE it. Congrats to your bro. It's always good to have a physical therapist in the family ;)

Carolina John said...

awesome! Good luck on the tri this weekend. are you doing the james island sprint? i tried talking my brother into that one to no avail. but i've got some greenville peeps heading down there for it.

be forewarned, you will love it and tri's are addicting!

Marlene said...

I hear you on feeling squishy. I REALLY need to commit the time to do some strengthening/tonight.

Good luck at your tri!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Good luck on your sprint this weekend!! :) Can't wait to hear about it!

Lacey Nicole said...

yay to your bro-- my best friend is getting this degree!

Alisa said...

Ooooooooooh your Tri! Yay! You'll finish, no problem, can't wait to read and see pictures.

Outer Banks looks soooooo beautiful, maybe someday.

Jeri said...

I really need to get on the strength training boat too. So lazy though. :p Good luck on the tri.

Patty said...

Good luck with your Tri! And congrats to your brother on his Dr. of Physical Therapy degree. That is one hard program to get into usually so he should be very proud of himself. Hope he has fun visiting.

Ali said...

Good luck this weekend for your sprint tri! Have fun and enjoy.