Slow and Steady

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Tidbit: Runbbatical

Runbbatical, super fun to say! What is it? Well it is the idea that runner's generally tend to lay off heavy training in the winter, pick up some weights and cross train. It's the off season right? Ok, not for everyone (grumble, grumble darn Boston runners). Anyway, Teamarcia at Running Off at the Mouth is starting her Runbbatical on November 1st and I am such a follower in my non-work life that I am going to ride the wave of fun blogland ideas. She's invited anyone to play so stop on over and see what she is going to be up to for the next couple of months. It is for anyone finishing up official training or not officially training this winter. I don't know that I am ever officially training for anything, I have a pretty erratic running schedule. I do know that I am working the the CORE, injury rehabilitation and prevention. So what am I going to do Nov-Dec?
  • I am only going to run 3 days per week. Tuesday's, Thursday's and one day Saturday or Sunday. No more than 5 miles during the week, no more than 10 miles on the weekend (except 11/14 below).
  • CORE work on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. I want flat abs people and Turkey day is not gonna stop me!
  • November 1st I am trying Krav Maga. Krav Ma-what?! Krav Maga is the self defense system used by the Israeli Defense Forces, so excited! It is a one-week trial. I'll let you all know how it goes.
  • November 7th I am doing a 50K bike ride
  • November 14th I am doing a casual 1/2 marathon. It is the first in my town so gotta show some love and a good friend is using this as her first half, gotta be supportive. (my one exception to the 10 mile rule, unless another strikes my fancy. I reserve the right to change my mind for an awesome run)
  • November 25th 5K Run for Hunger (meets the under 5 mile and Thursday criteria)
  • Uh, December?? yeah not there yet
  • I do need to incorporate swimming/biking in there somewhere. I am hoping 2 days a week, but we'll see how the schedule pans out. My TRI club is going to start spinning soon where they bring bike trainers and hang out in a team members garage & sweat for an hour. I know, sounds awesome right?! I just don't know if I can hang, their pretty hard core. Spinervals, yikes!
Thankful Three
  1. For P's awesome virtual race, see my sidebar for details
  2. For my DVR, it is 3:00 am and I am supposed to be working, Vampire Diaries and Gossip Girl in the background really makes the time fly
  3. For my sweet kids, really sweet and fun to play with tonight (last night I guess it's 3:00 am!)


P said...

Holy moly! Why are you working at 3 am?!?!?
Thanks for the shout-out! :-)
I love that you call it a "casual" half-marathon, you are such a rock star!!

Christi said...

I love the idea of runnbatical. I would actually call the second half of my year a runnbatical. Because I have not run nearly as this year. And I am the cross-training queen.

Krav Maga that sounds awesome! I want the whole run-down. I have always imagined myself as the "lara croft" wanna-be so I would love to do something like that!

track coach and adorable wife said...

I have always wanted to try Krav Maga! Lucky!