Thursday, September 1, 2011

a makeshift plan

With any luck we won't be WALKING through
the finish chute of this year's Monster Dash.
I have a plan for the next 8 weeks!

The ankle is feeling better so I'm all signed up for another 10 mile race in October: Team Ortho's Monster Dash.  I'm hoping for a little redemption after last year's epic fail.

I'm also signed up for a couple of trail races: the Muscle Milk Woodsy 5 Mile (go ahead, try to NOT make a joke about that name) and the Run for the Apples 5 Mile.  If you recall, I signed up for the RFTA last year, only to screw up the dates and miss the damn thing.  Hey!  Another opportunity for redemption!  Sweet!!

I scoured the internet for training plans and found a winner.  (The internet is so amazing, you can find ANYTHING out there. Like really awesome husbands.  But I digress.) So anywhoo, the lucky trainer is...... (drumroll, please) Hal Higdon!  Ok, mostly because his plan is FREE and you know how cheap frugal I am.  But he's pretty famous, and seems to be on top of his game what with all his training plans and books and stuff, so I think his 15k plan should get me to my 10 mile race in relatively good shape.  

Feels sooooooo good to have a plan in place again!


  1. It's good to have a plan! I am feeling distinctly un-race like, so I am not signing up for anything this fall except the half in November. Too much going on to think about races.

    I'm glad you're still running and having fun :)

  2. I love plans. Even whe I don't currently NEED a plan, I do better with one in place....

    So glad your ankle is behaving!!

  3. Thanks, ladies! I hope the ankle continues to behave.... for now it seems to be responding well to rest and rehab. We'll see what happens!

  4. Found a typo on your blog..."husbands" should be "husband" (I.e. Singular) can only find one out there. ;-)

  5. Hi Nora! Just found your blog from DM. Good luck with the Higdon training program. I'm following a variation of an intermediate Hal Higdon training program for Boston 2012. Should be lots of fun!! :)

  6. That sounds like a great plan! There is just something so exhilerating about having that race calendar in place, isn't there? I hope the ankle heals quickly, but if not, make sure you listen to it and take it easy. The plan can always be tweaked.

    Now I'm gonna go search online for husbands :)


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