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Transition from training plan to training plan...

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Runkeeper training plan kicks in this week, with a 4-4-4-8 mile M-W-F-Sat. running schedule.

Sigh. This doesn't fit with the existing schedule (Galloway) I'd been working with... which has me doing 4 miles today, 30 minutes each Tuesday and Thursday, and 14 miles next Sunday. Well! Something is going to have to give, because doing both is NOT an option. Nor is not training. emoticon Fear not, I shall figure it out.

In other news, my daughter in law has been house hunting, and last night she took me through the one on the top of their list, and we are now waiting to see if an offer she made is going to be accepted, rejected, or countered. Swapped IM's with my son this morning.

So today I'm kind of a lady in waiting. Pacing on the treadmill! emoticon
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    You Shall figure it out!
    Walking this Sunday?
    1927 days ago
    Pacing on the treadmill is good Barb-----Hava good week------Lynda emoticon
    1927 days ago
  • MAGGIE101857
    When I was in training for the Marathon emoticon I downloaded Jeff Galloway's marathon training program from ITunes. I also downloaded the Galloway Disney training program - even they were different! My older body needed the time in-between to heal, so I stuck with his program.

    I'll have to check out the Runkeeper if and when I get the approval to run again. Let us know what you decide to do!
    1927 days ago
  • _LINDA
    The voice of reason from your brother and an interesting question from Slenderella :) A full out running program or one with walk breaks, or a combo of both when your body tells you what it feels like for that particular day. It will be interesting to see what you decide.
    Wishing DIL luck on the house they want, hope they don't try to haggle it up too much.
    Have a Marvelous Monday!
    1927 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    I believe that whatever choice of plan you make, you will crush it, Barb! Whatever feels good to you! Stay strong!
    1927 days ago
    I agree with OPTIMIST1948 - besides, I adjust my plans constantly on my suggested triathlon training... oh well.
    1927 days ago
    Keep moving Barb! It'll all line up. Good luck to u and yours! emoticon
    1927 days ago
    Buying a house jitters. It took forever when we bought ours over 30 years ago. Hope it all works out for her.
    1927 days ago
    I love the image of pacing on the treadmill. What a great way to expend nervous energy.

    No advice on runkeeper v galloway. I am looking forward to following your training program.
    1927 days ago
    Lots of exciting stuff happening!! You will figure it out: and I'm often surprised at how decisions get made "on simmer" while I'm working out!
    1927 days ago
    Wishing your son and DIL all the best with the offer! It is indeed an anxious time . . . . waiting!

    1928 days ago
    I just know you will get it figured out.
    best of everything.
    1928 days ago
    You have good analytical skills, you'll figure out which elements of the training plans are important and how to fit the important elements into your schedule.

    I think very few of the canned training programs really work for someone who has work scheduled from 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. But once you determine what is essential and what is only nice to have, you can keep the essentials and get the training in that *you* need.
    1928 days ago
    I find knowing what I want to do is very important. I seem to need time to think things through and develop a plan, especially the next steps I want to take.
    Hope you figure out what you want to do soon.
    1928 days ago
  • DALID414
    I just caught on to the run keeper (I can't run til next week, fingers crossed) , but it makes me nervous to have a GPS tracker on. Like I'm going to be running with a stalker!
    1928 days ago
    I am sure you'll find the right solution . Hope DIL's
    offer is accepted. Hugs!

    1928 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/13/2013 2:11:33 PM
    Try what works best to get you to the marathon goal.
    1928 days ago
    We know you will figure it out. Congrats on the house for your son and DIL. Have a good week.
    1928 days ago
    Tell more about the Runkeeper program. Is that training for the Lincoln Marathon or for something else? What are the advantages?Where did you hear about it. I'm assuming it doesn't have walk breaks like Galloway, right?

    Galloway worked great for me. I think it was the perfect program for me to use when I had had the experience of problems with injury and illness with repeated problems when running 9 miles. By reducing my intensity I completed the half marathon. However, I suspect that if I could train more intensely without injury I could go faster.

    I am running a 5K once a week without walk breaks. I'm entering a 5K race this Saturday. I don't need walk breaks at that distance. I'm still running with my Galloway group mostly for fitness and social because I don't plan on running another half until Nov 20-2013.

    I'm sure you'll figure out how to train. I really can't advise because I don't know enough!! And you are the best person to figure this out anyway!!
    1928 days ago
    Decisions, decisions...I know you'll figure what works best for you. Great news about the house...hope it works out for them! emoticon
    1928 days ago
    If you don't like one go back to the other!
    1928 days ago
    Keep going Barb!
    Hope your DIL is sucessful!
    1928 days ago
  • DRB13_1
    fingers crossed on the house
    1928 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I know you can handle it, Barb, if anyone can!
    1928 days ago
    Hmmmm...eenie, meenie, minie, mo!!
    1928 days ago
    I hear you on the plan: I'm trying to revamp my schedule for non-training stuff and the blocks won't quite shuffle around the way I want 'em to. Yet.

    Re the house: woo-HOO! New houses are always exciting adventures, thinks me. Is it near you? (Near enough for driving distance, far enough for in-laws-need-space, lol...)
    1928 days ago
  • OPTIMIST1948
    Give the Runkeeper a try. If it doesnt suit, you can always go back to Galloway. That's the nice thing about being an adult. You can make your own decisions.

    Lood Guck on the house.
    1928 days ago
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