Hi Mellanne, so glad to hear from you and thank you for my spark goodie. I'm glad you are getting back to being on Spark and hope to hear more from you. I had a wonderful Christmas and so far the New Year is off to a fair start. I too am having problems getting my weight back under control but at least I am getting my exercises.
Have a good Friday and again, glad to have you back!
Hi. I live in Southeastern Ma near RI now, but I grew up in Western Mass. I'm using a combination of several plans to make my own. The basics are that I increase my long run 1 mile each week until I get to 16 miles and then I start increasing by 2. Also when I get to 16 miles I work in some lower mileage runs. So the last part of my training looks like this... 16 miles 10 miles 18 miles 12 miles 20 miles 14 miles 22 miles Then taper.
My training is pretty flexible. If I miss a week for whatever reason I can skip on of the pull back weeks. I also am aiming for the 22 miles, but if I get to 20 I should be fine. Almost all the training plans I've read go to just 20 miles.
I also do 2-3 short runs: 3-5 miles during the week and try to do strength training twice a week, although I'm not as good at getting that done. 2235 days ago