Monday, April 21, 2008

I have no witty title today (or ever, really)

Just a couple of quick things . . .

First of all, congrats to all those who finished Boston today :) I hate all of you, but in the nicest way possible ;) That is, to say, I'm J-E-A-L-O-U-S (times like 8,945)! I promise you that someday I will be there with you (even if I have to wait until I'm like 80 to be able to do it--which is probably the case. I hope they have some really sweet joint-replacement technology going on in 2062!)

Next, I have to brag about my West Coast bud, Jonny! He ran a 5K yesterday in 19:18! WHAT A STUD! He finished 4th in his age group--so he got a medal and got to stand on the podium and everything! AMAZING. He should totally have a blog (hint, hint!)

Finally, this is what's currently occupying my mind . . . is it bad that I am finding it hard to concentrate on half-marathon training because I am so damn excited about C-H-I-C-A-G-O? All I can get myself to do with my free-time lately is research Pfitzinger . . . I'm thinking about tackling his 55-mile 18-week plan. What do y'all think? Do any of you use Pfitz? Is the plan really hard to stick to if you, say, work 45 hours a day? Hmm, I still have a lot of thinking to do about this, but for right now, I'm really leaning towards Pfitz (sorry, Hal!)

Oh well, I'm going to go think it over with a bit of strength training.


chris said...

Sounds ambitious. They say you should stick to a 10-20% increase in miles per week. What are you doing right now? Could you increase to 55 miles a week?

Don't forget about Runner's's Smart Coach. That might help you as well. Good luck!

The Laminator said...

I totally agree, Irish. I'm not sure you're ready for this 55 mile a week plan. I advocate either the FIRST or SmartCoach plan. Besides, you don't have the time to run so much for so long. Remember, it's better to be undertrained than to be overtrained and end up suffering an injury right before the race. Just me two cents.