Monday, September 1, 2014

Space Coast Marathon 2014...

So what do you do when you only have one semester of your undergraduate degree left?? Run a marathon 2 weeks before graduation of course!!

I was able to get a discounted bib for the full marathon and since I have been somewhat marathon training with Diego for a few months (he is running Chicago in 6 weeks) I figured it would be a fun challenge.

This marathon will actually serve a few purposes-

-First, I always love a challenge and since it's been almost 2 years since I ran my first marathon I figure it's time to try again. I'm also going to need a lot of running in my life to survive this last semester.

-Second, I have a secret goal in mind that requires I drop some weight and get into shape, so training for Space Coast will help keep me focused on training consistently.

-Finally, I'm hoping to use training for and running the marathon along with losing weight, surviving school, and not abandoning the evil ones at Grandmas as an extra credit project for my Issues in Sport class.

I plan on posting as follows starting this week-

  • Sunday- weekly plan
  • Monday- weekly recap
  • Wednesday- weekly weigh-in 
  • Friday- recap of my school 

If all goes as planned in-
< 7 weeks I will be at or below 170 pounds.
< 13 weeks I will own the awesome medal you see below.
< 15 weeks I will be a USF graduate.

2014 Space Coast Marathon medal


















Here is the remaining weeks of my training plan, I plan on just switching long run days around where necessary.


Week of
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
9/1
Rest
3 m run
5 m run
3 m run
Rest
7
Cross
9/8
Rest
3 m run
6 m run
3 m run
Rest
12
Cross
9/15
Rest
3 m run
6 m run
3 m run
Rest
Rest
Half
Marathon
9/22
Rest
3 m run
7 m run
4 m run
Rest
10
Cross
9/29
Rest
3 m run
7 m run
4 m run
Rest
15
Cross
10/6
Rest
4 m run
8 m run
4 m run
Rest
16
Cross
10/13
Rest
4 m run
8 m run
5 m run
Rest
12
Cross
10/20
Rest
4 m run
9 m run
5 m run
Rest
18
Cross
10/27
Rest
5 m run
9 m run
5 m run
Rest
14
Cross
11/3
Rest
5 m run
10 m run
5 m run
Rest
20
Cross
11/10
Rest
5 m run
8 m run
4 m run
Rest
12
Cross
11/17
Rest
4 m run
6 m run
3 m run
Rest
8
Cross
11/24
Rest
3 m run
4 m run
2 m run
Rest
Rest
Marathon


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