Thursday, April 19, 2007

Looking Ahead

I should be looking at my work....but I'm working at home today (I slept something like 10 hours last night!) and instead found my Pfitz book and am looking at that and talking to the lovely stepmom vit gmail-chat.

Ok, but my point is that Jason and I are interested in running the CDC 1/2 marathon on August 12th. I worry about doing races during training season because there is alway some kind of run or workout that I don't want to miss due to racing. But I calculated what week of the schedule it will be and it looks like it'll be week 9 in the book...which has 15 miles with 12@ MRP in there. Which would mean that a race could be *perfect* for that day. Since we would want to do the 1/2 marathon a bit faster than our Marathon Race Pace I think taking the total mileage from 15 to 13 would be ok. Plus, if we find the 8min/mile too much we can still get in the race pace miles. I had a very hard time with these workouts last year....as in I didn't do them. So maybe being in a race environment will help with that.

5 comments:

Sailor Sue said...

I love looking at your pictures of the day. Oh, and you're too kind...'lovely' stepmom. But I love it.
Hope the Aug 12th mini works out. Sounds like good motivation. Maybe will take away some of the anxiety for the big race. Maybe....

Joe said...

You math looks good to me. Go ahead and substitute that race for the training run.

Dawnie said...

Do it. I know some other people who have used Pfitz and subbed in a half-marathon for that workout, and they've been really happy with it. Usually they'll run a mile or two warm-up, race the half, and then go home happy.

Firefly's Running said...

Go for it, you too. It's just another run.

GeekGirl said...

That looks like a good plan. I'm actually going to be filling in a half marathon as a "hard" workout during my marathon training. (If I manage to get into MCM.)