Training Plans and a Headstand Pose Challenge?

Hello to all!

I’m so happy it’s Friday. Does anyone ever say they are sad it’s Friday? I guess if it’s your last day of vacation then that would make it a sad Friday. Wow! I really have deep thoughts some times. 🙂

Training Plans

My training for Wallis Sands 1/2 Marathon is winding down. The race is 2 weeks from Sunday. I’ve got 11 miles planned for Saturday with the Coastal Athletic Assoication/Runner’s Alley group again. I know I’ve said it before but I am so HAPPY I decided to link up with them for long runs. It’s made a huge difference in how I feel about running.  I’ve always loved running but to be able to connect with people who have the same love is awesome. Ron can only take so much talk about long runs, compression socks, and refueling! 🙂

I’ve started to look ahead and have begun researching options for training plans for the Smuttynose Marathon.  I’m using a SmartCoach plan right now from Runner’s World and have really liked it. I have also done a Hal Higdon plan before. Both are good but I’m kind of biased towards the SmartCoach plan. I did PR with it in November after all! I want a plan that allows for 3-4 days of running with a mix of tempo, speed, easy and long runs. All the fun stuff! I’m open to suggestions so please share what has worked for you!

Look what I recently purchased…

Can you tell I was a little excited to open up the package? I was like a little kid on Christmas morning!

I finally broke down and ordered a new pair of running capris. After this scene it was a dire situation that required Lululemon to save me! After asking for help on Twitter, I decided on the Run:Excel Crop. As soon as I put them on I was SOLD!

Seriously worth every. single. penny! The fit is great and very flattering. Not once while wearing them running have I had to pull them up or readjust. This has never happened with any pair of tights or capris that I have owned. Perfect! Now the question is, what should I buy next???

Headstand Pose Challenge?

Last week I posted about my intention to conquer Headstand Pose. From the comments received, I realize a lot of people are chasing that same dream. That got me thinking. Would anyone be interested in a Headstand Pose Challenge beginning in May? Each week would have a focus to prep for Headstand (i.e. Week 1: Plank, Week 2: Boat Pose, Week 3: Tripod, etc). I think it could be a fun challenge for us all that will hopefully result in everyone conquering Headstand!

Questions of the Day

Any suggested Marathon Training Plans that have worked well for you?

Are you interested in a Headstand Challenge??

15 comments on “Training Plans and a Headstand Pose Challenge?

  1. So down for the challenge!

    Here is my issue as a brand new runner….I can’t seem to find undies that won’t give me a snuggie. I am constantly pulling out my wedgie! Suggestions?

    1. The dreaded snuggie! Two suggestions: Boy shorts for undies. They don’t ride up on me at all when I run with them. Or a lot of shorts/skirts have built in undies (like the Nike Tempo). If you feel comfortable, you can go sans real underwear with those. I’ve never had an issue of a snuggie with that option! Good luck and welcome to running!

  2. Wow–I’ve never heard of that marathon! Just checked it out and want to do it! Anyhow, as to marathon plans–I’m a coach, so I write my own, but I do think any of the Higdon plans are solid, as are Pfitzinger’s. I’d suggest picking one and then making it your own by tailoring it a bit to your specific needs.

    Love the Lulu stuff!
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    1. You should do it! It’s a fairly new race and mostly flat (reason #4595 why I like living on the Seacoast of NH!). Thanks for the tip on plans! I have found from the past that I don’t really stick fully to one plan. I like tailoring it to my needs.

  3. Hey, it was good running with you yesterday. I felt so much better/had more energy after our run than the first time I did 10 with you! 🙂 anyways I am def taking part in the headstand pose challenge. I can’t wait to start it! Hope your weekend is going well!

  4. That handstand challenge sounds pretty cool. For me, it would be a big challenge and I like those. I can’t wait to read what’s coming next.

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