Week 10 WrapUp

8 Sep

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Alrighty! Let’s just jump right in to last week’s #Dopey15 training! 10 Weeks – Done!!

The Galloway plan for the week called for

Tuesday 45 minute run/walk
Thursday 45 minute run/walk
Saturday 11 miles

And here’s what happened:

Tuesday – was all full of myself when I got out on MONDAY and did 3.25. So, Booyah!!
Thursday – As luck would have it, I was travelling again on Thursday and the plan was to get up and beat the heat so I could shower and finish packing before work. This did not exactly happen.
Saturday – There’s a race recap coming up REALLY soon that will show I did not manage 11 miles on Saturday (or Sunday for that matter!)

And, I know you’re saying to yourself right about now “Man…what a slacker! She’ll NEVER make it”! Oh ye of little faith…just you wait!!

Starting this week, I’m going to switch over to the Hal Higdon Dopey plan – It feels like a lot more running and I need my butt kicked so there. I will still be using my Galloway intervals though, let’s not get all crazy now! So now I’ll have 3 week days of running and alternating 2 run weekends.

Also starting *next* week, I get back to Bikram — was planning to head back today but woke up with either serious allergies or a cold and just…can’t face the hot room til I’m past it!!

Just for an introduction, my Higdon Plan for this week is:

Tuesday – 3 mile run
Wednesday – 5.5 mile run
Thursday – 3 mile run
Saturday – 3 mile run
Sunday – 13 mile run

And Monday’s are to be used for strength and stretching (which is where I will be happily adding Bikram to my plan). Alternate weekends is a Cross-training weekend on one of the days which, also, Bikram. Friday’s are rest days. Which will either be used for rest or…yeah. Bikram

So wish me luck!! And feel free to get those motivational messages lined up …I think I’m gonna need ’em!

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3 Responses to “Week 10 WrapUp”

  1. littlemoreeachday September 8, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    I love the Higdon plans. I used intervals with the Higdon distances for the Princess Half Marathon and felt like it worked really well for me. Good luck with this week’s training!

    • outrunningthefork September 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

      Thanks!!
      I just think I feel better getting the mileage in and though Galloway does a 26 miler as part of a 4 run weekend I don’t think that’s necessarily necessary and overall I feel like you get more time on your feet with Hal 🙂

      • littlemoreeachday September 8, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

        I was the same – I preferred Higdon’s longer runs during the week and shorter “long run”. I didn’t want to run 14 miles in a half marathon program. That just seemed to risk getting hurt for no good reason!

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