More on my half-brained idea

In case anyone's wondering, here's the training plan my friend and I are attempting. It's the 10-week one, and I don't know if I'm going to aim for two hours or not -- seems like most of my 10k runs are done in under an hour, but trying to repeat it for the second hour may be a lot to hope for.

Note: Green, not the now-defunct "Crayola Flesh" is Long Slow Distance: 1-2 minutes slower than half-marathon goal pace (GP).

Yesterday's 4.8k run on my lying-sack-of-sh!t treadmill* wasn't much fun, but in all fairness, my brain was not into it. I received a snarky text message from Wyatt**, my co-half-marathoner*** saying that he'd completed his training before work that day and that I only had a few hours left to make good on my Day 1.

* Perhaps it's just trying to get me to run a little farther because it's good for me, but a 5k on that treadmill seems like it takes at least 5 minutes too long to do. Possibly 8 minutes.
** Probably only seemed snarky because I was getting soaked while waiting for the bus and not feeling much like running.
*** Does this mean that, together, we'll get credit for the full Marathon? No?

Posted bythemikestand at 9:07 AM  

3 stepped up to the mike:

Jill Will Run said... 11:53 AM, March 03, 2009  

Some running articles say that running on a treadmill is easier than running outside, but I think that's a load of crap. I find it way easier to run outside. The dreadmill just sits there taunting you with the little lights and changing numbers the whole time. Bleh....

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Brianna said... 12:58 PM, March 03, 2009  

Um the color coding on this training plan is all screwed up, what does green even mean? I may have no hope of running a half marathon but I kick ass at making spreadsheets. said... 7:40 PM, March 04, 2009  

Mike. You need to do it over with a different, (read: MANLY) color scheme. Buttery yellow, fuchsia, lime sherbert green, and tangy tangerine DO NOT SPELL JOCK.
I am confident that just adjusting these minor details will put you over the top and you can even drop an entire day of training from the schedule.
Oh yes. I should be charging for this kind of advise... ;-)

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