|Team Solano at the San Diego Rock n Roll Marathon|
So, the catch here is that I will be incorporating the P90X workout along with my running. It will be a fine balance of running and cross-training, mostly including double workouts daily. My health will be of utmost importance and I will need to pay better attention to my diet and to the signals my body gives me. I cannot risk injury or illness at this point. And, to be honest, I really want to put my training and nutrition to the test, so to speak.
I am very committed to my training plan and have it all laid out in my Google Calendar. Next I will be refocusing on my nutrition. I plan on following Brendan Brazier's Thrive Diet, as I've mentioned before, eating mostly vegan. My only "planned" deviation will be Shakeology, which I will start using as soon as it arrives in the mail. However, I will be getting back into making the Thrive Energy Bars, Recovery Pudding, Energy Pudding and gels. I'm looking into some of the Vega products (Brazier's company) so that I can have some quick and portable energy foods to keep me from sabotaging myself when I don't have time to make my own.
|It's got glow in dark medals...woohoo!|
This training plan is taken from the Running Times article found here.
|S.O.S. Something of Substance Training|
|2||8||6||Speed||Off||3 or 6||Off or 6||3 or 6|
|3||4 or 8||Off or 6||2 or Speed||Off||3 or 6||3 or 6||3 or 6|
|4||4 or 8||Off or 6||4 or Speed||Off||4 or MP 6*||4 or 7||4 or 6|
|5||5 or 10||Off or 6||5 or Speed||Off||3 or MP 6||3 or 6||5 or 8|
|6||5 or 8||Off or 6||5 or Speed||Off||4 or MP 6||5 or 7||4 or 6|
|7||6 or 12||4 or 6||Speed||Off||MP 5 or 7||4 or 6||8 or 10|
|8||8||4 or 6||Speed||Off||MP 5 or 7||4 or 7||6 or 8|
|9||10 or 14||6||Speed||Off||MP 5 or 7||5 or 6||6 or 10|
|10||10||5 or 8||Speed||Off||MP 6 or 8||6 or 7||5 or 8|
|11||15||6||Speed||Off||MP 8||5 or 6||8 or 10|
|12||10||5 or 8||Strength||Off||MP 8||6 or 7||8|
|13||16||5 or 6||Strength||Off||MP 9||5 or 6||8 or 10|
|14||10||7 or 8||Strength||Off||MP 9||6 or 7||6 or 8|
|15||16||5 or 6||Strength||Off||MP 9||5 or 6||8 or 10|
|16||10||7 or 8||Strength||Off||MP 10||6 or 7||6 or 8|
|17||16||5 or 6||Strength||Off||MP 10||5 or 6||8 or 10|
|18||10||7 or 8||Strength||Off||MP 10||6 or 7||6 or 8|
|19||8||5 or 6||5||Off||6||5 or 6||3|
Beginners start Thursday of week 2, and use the first workout listed for a particular day, or the lower end of the mileage range. All distances are listed in miles.
Do you stick to any particular training plan or nutrition plan before a race? Have you ever considered doing something like Team in Training to help you reach your goals?
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