Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Time to...

Concentrate.


Judging by earlier comments my picture caused a little confusion. Sorry but it's not time to drink. Though that comment did cause me to chuckle a bit. (Who says chuckle? not sure where that came from)

The transition from the treadmill back to the pavement has been a bit discouraging. But after a couple weeks of trying to connect those darn dots, I finally took the time to reflect back on what used to work for me and compare it to where I am today.

Here are just a couple things that I have let slip. My water intake has been low. My WW points are ok, but I could certainly make better choices. It's not just about the points it's about proper nutrition too.

With Dam to Dam only two months away I need to stick to a plan that will get me there and help me to avoid that wall at mile 10 that I wrote about last month. So with knowing that getting back on the road is affecting my legs right now, I feel that I should be alternating some exercise. This would give my legs some recovery time every other day.

Here is what I am thinking.
Mon. SNAP Upper body and ab workout
Tues. Med distance Jog
Wed. SNAP Upper body and ab workout
Thurs. Med distance Jog
Fri. SNAP Upper body and ab workout
Sat. Long Distance Jog
Sun. Recovery Day

What do you think? Does this make sense, at least through the Dam race. Should I be doing something like this anyway?

I did manage to connect some dots and have a nice run tonight.
0.5W, 6R, 0.8W

8 comments:

Matt said...

What's it time to do? Haha!

Joggerblogger said...

Are they drinks?...

Matt said...

Ok I get it now. It's time to concentrate! That part want there earlier. I feel stupid now. I guess I need to concentrate more.

Craig - RunningToDisney.com said...

When are you working out your legs?

Good job on the 6 miler. Hopefully I can get better and start upping my distance. I was hoping to do at least one 10k this summer.

caballerofan said...

Craig,

As for my legs. Right or wrong I was just counting on the running. I figured getting back into SNAP I could work on core training without the risk of straining something in my legs.

I'm open to suggestions though. I'm sure mgreene could offer some advice here.

MikeF. said...

I thought it ment time for a homemade Dole Whip. YUM YUM!

DebWDW said...

Hang in there, Jeff! I'm going to NC in a few weeks and will be training outside for the first time, and I am not looking forward to the pavement. I think I'll try alternating running and walking initially, to see how my knees hold up.

Hopefully one of our experienced runners on Team Voice can offer some advice for you!

Basil said...

Jeff, my legs are on fire today after a decent outside run. I'm thinking about doing something similar with my training. I know it's early, but I don't want to over-train and injure myself. Keep up the good work!!