*Ps. If you haven't figured it out from the picture or the title we need to work on your perception skills.* Anyways-- Yes! The NEW Runner's World is here today!! Woohoo.
I'm really excited because I've recently started using RW as a tool to keep my running more exciting. I've started clipping out various workouts and putting them into categories: Long runs, Speedwork, Treadmill, Tempo Runs, Upper body weights, Lower body weights, etc. I'm trying to compile enough in each category so I can randomly select whenever I have the set category up for the day. Hopefully it will bring a little more excitement to my runs!
Rest While Perpetually-Marathoning:
Sometime people wonder about my training schedule-- especially when I have an upcoming marathon. Well I don't do the typical taper thing-- at least not to the degree that most people do. If I did I would be at a perpetual taper, especially a month like this when I have 3 marathons.
When it's a marathon week, I try to get in a day of speedwork early in the week to get my turnover going. I also try to get a middle-long distance (~8 to 12 miles) early (Mon/Tues) are the usual days for that. I'll put in a shortened "taper" at the end of the week by only running 3-4 miles twice on thur/fri with a little bit of light lifting, abs, and stretching.
A normal week would look similar, but my middle-long would be closer to Wed, so I put more time between my speed work and a longer distance. I would also do 2 more days of ~6-8 miles and include more weight training. I'll also try to put in a long run on Saturday, but usually only around 10-17 at most. The good part about doing so many marathons is that the last marathon acts as the long training run for the next marathon. Noooo more boring 20+ milers to complete without a medal or even a tshirt! Yay!
So, that's my 2 cents for the day.
Happy Running and enjoy your RW!