Rebellion

Here’s the training schedule I’ve settled on for now.

Marathontraining

I realize this is a lot of running for most people, but in all of my half marathon training, I’ve run 5-6 days a week. Because my knees are so finicky, I need to keep them conditioned and running that much works for me. I think it’s the intense strength workouts that were causing me to feel so run down, so I think this will work better.

My idea for the “Easy Strength” days is to do half of the Iron Strength workout each day. I realize it’s not exactly easy, but I’m hoping it will be a little easier to deal with than doing it all at once. That looks like this:

Monday:

Plyometric Jump Squats 6 sets of 10

Superset #1 (Do as many sets as you can in 5 minutes)

Rows from Plank (15)

Pushups (15)

Sit-ups (15)

Superset #2 (Do as many sets as you can in 5 minutes)

Plyometric lunges (10) <–for the record, these are pure evil

Single leg squats (10)–switch legs with each rotation

Planks (Hold each for one minute)

Right Forearm, Center, Left Forearm

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Thursday:

Superset #1 (Do as many sets as you can in 5 minutes)

Mountain Climbers (10)

Legs Down–lie on your back and lower your legs to within 2 inches of the floor, then lift up and lift your hips off the floor (10)

Superset #2 (Do as many sets as you can in 5 minutes)

Deadlift Rows (15)

Overhead Presses–balance on one leg (15)

Bicep Curls–balance on other leg (15)

Burpees 4 sets of 10

Planks (Hold each for one minute)

Right Forearm, Center, Left Forearm

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Alternately, I might skip strength training altogether on Mondays and just do either of these workouts on Thursday, switching every other week. At any rate, I think that will work for me.

I’m also planning to have Sundays be a flex day–I’ll do the easy 2-3 miles OR yoga OR both OR NONE depending on how I’m feeling. At least I know now what over training feels like, so I can gauge my training a little better.

I’m taking a cue from Josie today.

Badass

Yep, my training schedule is hard. It’s supposed to be. But I’m a badass and I know it. :)

But please feel free to tell me it’s too much and I can’t do it. My stubborn side feels the need to rebel.