The Road To 2012 NYC Marathon – Summary of T-48 Week.
This post probably would make more sense if you read last weeks and saw the books I got.
So first off, you may have noticed I added a calendar a few days ago to the blog. I’ve been contemplating the post C25K training program and wanted to lay out the timings of the program to see how the dates fell with some of the different options (hence the calendar of many colors [err it’s many colors if you load it in google calendar, the big link less colorful]).
The Galloway program is 30 weeks long. The Higdon, Northern Iowa program and the Cool Runnings programs all run 16-20 weeks. I actually have enough time to do the non-Galloway programs twice before NYC Marathon which is a pretty interesting idea. Or I could do one of them and then another. (Say Northern Iowa followed by Higdon Novice Level 2).
I’d be able to time the first pass such that I could do a 10k or 1/2 marathon in May at the Long Island Marathon. This would still leave me with a fair few weeks between the end of C25K and the start of any of these programs.
So my thoughts are – a) finish C25K. b) Spend the free weeks buffing up the runs to 4 miles solid while outdoors so that c) whichever way I start, the starting weeks are good to go. I’m very tempted to start with Northern Iowa program first pass and then move to a Higdon plan or repeat Iowa.
- Completed C25K Week 3, started Week 4. Felt good. Getting close to 3 mile mark.
- Snazzy Google Calendaring.
- Picked up some outdoor running clothes / safety equipment (some of my running will be at night).
|Metric||Last Week||In Total|
|Mileage Run:||7.32 miles||23.97 miles|
|Longest Run:||2.92 miles||2.92 miles|
|Longest Run Time:||31:37 mm:ss||31:37 mm:ss|
|Longest Run Pace:||10:50 min/mile||10:50 min/mile|