Obviously I want to get back into really good running shape after the baby and maybe even make some new PR’s but I keep thinking about how this time around I really want to do it the right way. I think about some of my past mistakes and how I want to turn those mistakes into strengths.
Old Janae Training Method:
Sunday- Off Monday-Hard Workout Tuesday-Hardish, Wednesday-Harder, Thursday-Hard spin classes, Friday-Hard, Saturday-Hardest/long run as fast as I could
Going hard all of the time does not allow your body to recover. Training makes the body weaker but recovery builds it stronger. Mentally it is easy to burn-out when we are always training hard. We also don’t want to waste our best racing times on a training run and not at our key race.
Kara is a great example of following the hard/easy rule. She runs 13 times a week and NINE of those runs are easy!! From her book:
Every run shouldn’t be fast. I will be focusing on slowing down my pace by a minute or two on my easy runs. I don’t know where my mileage will be at (I am already trying to put some training plans together) but I do know that there will be way more easy miles than hard miles. I really think this will be the key to stay injury free, mentally stronger and build my body up rather than take it down.
Still trying to eat away our freezer and so today Billy and I had a chicken nugget party with Ritz crackers for appetizers. I used my leftover Cafe Rio dressing as nugget dip, it is a cilantro dressing and it is beyond amazing on everything.
My need for sour candy in my life has come back strong. These sour gummy worms are at the top of my list and they taste even better eaten while watching the Olympics.
I am convinced water polo may be one of the hardest sports in the world. I would be tired after 12 seconds.
How many easy runs do you to a week? How many hard runs a week?
What did you have for lunch today?
Are you on a training plan right now? Are you working on finding one?
What do you think one of the most difficult Olympic sports is?