I have reworked my running plan and it does not have me running five days a week, as I had envisioned this morning. It does have me running four days a week though. After reviewing the current 24 week marathon plan, in which I am just starting week two, it was obvious that it wasn't going to get me where I need to be in nine weeks for the 23k trail run I've signed up for. (Jabulani Challenge http://www.jabulanichallenge.com) To remedy this, I've consulted an expert runner.
It was easy. I just cranked my head to the right and said "HELP!" My wife has been living the running life for a few years now, has run multiple half and full marathons, has read every book and magazine on running she can get her hands on, is an active member on the Marathon Nation web site and really, really knows this stuff. She looked at my running schedule leading up to the 23k, asked me a few key questions and moments later I had a brand new plan that will have me ready for the Jabulani Challenge on August 7th.
I can't believe how excited I am to jump into this new plan, feet first of course, even though I know that I'll have to back off the bike a bit. The bike will still be useful to keep my legs from getting too cold on the off days, much as walking does, but I don't think I'll be cycling with great amounts of gusto until after the Challenge.
I have to end this now. A new episode of The Big bang Theory is about to start and that is quiet time for Ashton and I.