Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Early learning

Before the training plan officially started Aimee and I got super organized....well Aimee did at least. We made up two big sheets of paper with the plan laid out. We had done the same thing with her Ironman St. George training and it worked great last year.

We knew what our paces would be for the speed, tempo and long runs. We even figured out what the MPH would be for those paces when we were forced to the treadmill.

One thing I learned early on is that our treadmill in the basement only goes up to 10MPH, 6 min/mile. My super aggressive goal had me running at 11.4 MPH for my 400 repeats...roughly a 5:20 pace.

Ummmm....okaaaaay. Guess I will need the treadmills at the YMCA for some of my runs.

Once we wrote down the training plan we saw that the official start was the third week in January. So we had some time to ramp up. We were able to ease into the training with some "sample" speed repeats and tempo runs. This is when I started wondering about the paces I was supposed to hold.

But I pushed aside the doubt and held faith that my body would respond to the efforts and rest up for the next workout.

Yeah....rest. We need to talk about that concept....next post.

1 comment:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Geezs oh pete, Eric, you are fast, I am no where close to using the 10mph that my dreadmill goes to, lets alone 11.4, I can manage 11.4 on the bike, I can be your pacer