Oh hey, husband. I made a training plan for you. Then I spilled wine on it.
Sounds about right, eh? Good thing it was a draft.
Here is the updated version, which I am seeking input on from you, my good runner-readers, because although I have been running for a very long time, I actually know jack-poop about making up training plans.
Background and considerations:
- It will be his first half-marathon. It’s April 9.
- His current “base” is 10-15 MPW.
- He wants (and has time) to run 4 days a week.
- He works long, unpredictable hours, so I’m not gonna try to tell him which days to run what. Just a total number of miles for each run.
- I’m also not ascribing particular weeks to particular dates. There are 12 weeks between now and race day: this “plan” is 10 weeks long. I’m assuming that due to work or whatever he’s going to miss a week here and there.
- He’s not really gunning for a particular time, just running for fun.
And the numbers:
Week 1: 2, 3, 3, 6 (14)
Week 2: 2, 3, 4, 7 (16)
Week 3: 3, 4, 3, 8 (18)
Week 4: 3, 3, 3, 6 (15)
Week 5: 3, 4, 4, 9 (20)
Week 6: 3, 5, 5, 10 (23)
Week 7: 3, 5, 4, 8 (20)
Week 8: 4, 5, 5, 11 (25)
Week 9: 2, 3, 3, 7 (15)
Week 10: 2, 2, 13.1 race (17)
Thoughts or suggestions? Too much, too little?
(Also, you might wonder why he doesn’t just use Higdon or whatever? Yeah, he could. But I’m a huge nerd and thought it would be kinda fun to make him a training plan. Besides, I think he’ll do better with simplicity and flexibility, rather than a calendar-style plan.)
Today’s EAT: I’m having dinner at a friend’s house tonight, so no eats here today! I do have an delicious and unique salad dressing that I can’t wait to blog tomorrow though….assuming I can wait to use actual lettuce as a vehicle for it, instead of just eating it with a spoon.
Today’s DRINK: Guess who’s coming to dinner?
My favorite costs-ten-bucks-but-tastes-like-twenty bottle: Bogle Old Vine Zin. I picked it up, along with some pretty yellow Gerber daisies, to bring to our hosts, even though they said not to bring anything. (Doesn’t that always happen and isn’t it always a bit awkward? I’m definitely guilty of having people over and telling them not to bring anything, too, but as a guest I’d never show up empty-handed!)
Today’s RUN: Recovery in the form of 5 easy miles. A bit slippery with some remaining ice hanging around, but nothing that couldn’t be run around or carefully shuffled over.
Today’s QUESTION: What, if anything, do you normally bring to dinner at someone’s home? At a minimum, I pretty much always bring a bottle of wine, unless I know for a fact that they don’t drink it or serve it in their home. (Um….actually, I don’t think that’s ever happened, as I suppose I tend to befriend fellow boozehounds. But if it did, then I’d bring something else like cookies or fancy chocolate instead.)
Oh, and obviously, any feedback on the half-marathon training plan for the hubs is welcome too! I’m sure he would love to have it ratified, so to speak, by all of you. (Actually I think he’d probably roll his eyes at me if he knew that I was posting this, but whatever.)