Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Post WS Funk

I'm looking at my marathon training plan right now and I'm feeling a little inadequate.

The plan is to pace 4 marathons this fall.  Omaha (4:15), Denver (4:10), Kansas City (4:20) and St. Louis (4:00).  So, to hit those times my training plan involves "loose some weight, stupid", "run some hills, stupid", and "find a track, stupid".

I've been doing the "run some hills" part, which is a step in the right direction.

Everything else?  Blah.

I'm just not motivated to train like I need to right now.

I do this after really long races.  I kind of put myself into recovery mode for several months.  School also just started again, which is kinda stressful and time-consuming.

So, I need a goal.  In the winter this year, to kick-off my WS training I did 10-10's, or ten days of ten mile runs (uh, I did 15 one day and 5 another, but you get the point).  That worked pretty well, so I'll try it again.  This time I'm just going to shoot for 100 miles in ten days.  So, by next Thursday, the 11th, I should have covered 100 miles on foot.

Just like that, the funk is gone.