I call it the ‘I Want’ training plan. And it means just that, I’m going to do whatever I want!
Without any big races on the horizon (like last year this time, I was marathon training),
and without a burning desire to plan any big races, I’m just going to train in ways that make me happy.
Here’s a for instance…yesterday it was warm outside. My rational brain said ‘Oh you better run outside…it may be raining the rest of the week.’ But, I didn’t feel like it. So instead, I went to our gym, and rode on the Arc Trainer for 7.2 miles. My hair still sweat, so I know I got a good work out. Plus I had total control of the TV remote, and watched silly shows like Love it or List it, and Judge Judy!
Here’s another for instance. On Sunday (after a Saturday run with some intentional speedwork), I decided this was going to be an easy junk mile run, or if you want to sound more fancy, a LSD (long slow day).
But, toward the end of my run, I started feeling pretty good. I sped up and finished my 9th mile FAST. Because that’s what I wanted!
One of the best things about running and training is the goal setting. So don’t get me wrong, I’m still going to set goals. Right now, the goal that is exciting me is achieving a weekly/annual mileage. I’ve set these type of goals for the past 2 years, and enjoyed achieving/surpassing them.
I’ll keep you posted if I change my training plan. And check out this site for similar sentiments, and my inspiration for today’s post! http://slackerrunner.com/