Training plans...

I don't know exactly where I am at right now with my running. All I know is that I want to keep doing it, and get better. For the past month or so, I have been thinking about goals and races for 2007 and I don't know exactly what I want to do.

Do I want to increase my speed...or increase my mileage per run?

I know I am not ready to start training for a full-marathon...not right now. I would like to do it, someday. But, I don't feel as if I am ready. Yet.

I DO want to do many 5K's and 10K's within driving distance.

I DO want to do some half marathons along the way. I just don't know when or where.

Even though I don't have a particular race in mind right now, except for the possibility of the 5K zoo run New Year's Eve, I have been looking at many different kinds of training plans. I am one who likes to have a training plan. It helps me keep motivated. But, how does one choose?

Do I follow a training plan for a 10K...increasing my mileage? Or do I follow a training plan for a 5K, working on increasing speed?

You're all probably thinking... "it depends on what I want to accomplish."

I know. That is what I need to decide.

Any words of wisdom would be appreciated!

Be Strong... Live Life...


Deb said...

I am ALWAYS struggling with my training direction. I have signed up for more than one race that I've passed on participating in. For me, it's doing it no matter what comes up...period. That can be the tough part. Good luck!!!!!

Jodi said...

Why not work on it all?

1 long run
1 tempo run
1 track day
2 "other" runs

You can have your cake and eat it too! Well, as long as you have the base. I don't think my knees could take speed work quite yet, so I'm stuck in long slow training :)


Lance Notstrong said...

I say focus on the 1/2 marathon training. You can do speed work in the 1/2 marathon training and the 5k's and 10k's will fall into place.

Anonymous said...

Do what you are comfortable with and time allows. Don't push yourself into something that you are not ready for.