1.01.2007

Happy New Year!

Hello 2007!

Looking back on 2006, I have noticed how much I have improved, and how much room there is for further improvement in my world of running! I have been looking at my goals I made for 2007 a couple weeks ago and wondering how I am going to do it all. I have been dreading the thought of going back to reality tomorrow with school starting up on wednesday and classes starting once again next monday night.

What is it that I really want to accomplish in 2007? I want to improve my 5K time, immensely. I want to up my mileage to work on my endurance. I want to add in weight training and more cross training. How does one do it all?? You MAKE time. So with that in mind I have created a schedule by editing Hal Hidgon's 10K Training: Novice. And this is what my next 8 weeks will look like:

  • Monday: Stretch and Strengthen
  • Tuesday: Intervals (5x400 the first 4 weeks and 6x400 the second 4 weeks)
  • Wednesday: SPIN 45 minutes and some light pilates to follow
  • Thursday: 3.1 miles
  • Friday: REST
  • Saturday: Cross train 40-60 minutes or run 3-4 miles
  • Sunday: Long run (working up to 10 miles, hopefully)

This 8-week schedule will get me into late February. Then, I will look for another schedule to follow to suit my needs. Maybe a Novice Half Marathon Schedule. By late March and into April when the days get longer and the weather gets a little nicer, I hope to do some more running outdoors. One can only handle the thrillmill for so long.

Happy New Year, runners!

10 comments:

Wes said...

Goals and objectives are just that. They don't define us. Keep it flexible and keep it real and you will accomplish much, maybe more than you thought. And I feel your time pain. Carve out your time and guard it jealously. Happy New Year!

Anne said...

Yes, I think I hear a collective sigh 'round the world from everyone facing the return to 'normal' tomorrow. Happy New Year to You Too!!

Jodi said...

Looks like a great plan. Good luck in the New Year!!!

Jodi

Firefly's Running said...

Awesome goals! Happy New Year!

Running Rabbit said...

I'm reading everyone else's blogs and I feel so dumb. I have no goals for the year...I feel as though I always let myself down when I DON'T attain them! Well maybe I do...Hell I don't know!

But kudos to you my friend!!

jkrunning--Just Keep Running said...

Looks good, here's to 07!

Susan said...

Great goals teacher! I need to set some for myself.

J~Mom said...

Looks like a great plan! Happy New Year!!

Jess said...

Good luck with your schedule!

miss petite america said...

great goals and great plan. writing them down is a great way to make sure you stay on track!