Happy Monday! Over the past few months, I have done a lot of thinking about blogging and realized that, while I consider myself a food and wine blogger much more than a healthy living blogger, there is still plenty of room for health and fitness in my blog. As you probably know, I am running the 2010 Boston Marathon for The ALLY Foundation. I haven’t written about running much at all lately, and that is because I am barely running! After a hip injury this fall, I am staying completely committed to a more holistic training approach than I have used in the past. It is my hope that this way of training will help me to avoid injury and mental/emotional burnout that comes with marathon training. The plan I am using is 100% my own, so I really won’t know how effective it is until I am doing my longer runs in February and March. I will report that I am feeling great right now and in surprisingly good shape at the moment! In case you are interested in my plan, I have included a full week’s workout plan below:
Sunday- 1.5 hours of dog walking, a mix of sprinting and standing around throwing a ball, 2.5 mile speed walk (11 minute miles), 20 minutes of Dave Farmar power yoga
Monday- 2.5 mile walk to gym, 35 minute bike ride with low level hills
Tuesday- 45 minutes on the elliptical at 8:30/ mile pace
Wednesday- 60 minute massage! (just this week, not every week)
Thursday- 2.5 mile walk to work 40 minutes of power yoga
Saturday- 6 mile run, 20 minutes power yoga
For the next couple of weeks, I am only running one or two times a week! Hopefully this type of training will make my entire body strong and will give me endurance without overuse on any one muscle or muscle group.
How do you train for big runs/hikes/bikes/swims? Do you follow a recommended training plan, make your own, or a mix of both?