I’ve taken about 3 months off…from running. While off though I signed up for a marathon in September.
What a great time though to power up. The Olympics are a great motivator to dig in and get going again.
I am switching up my diet/exercise a bit this time around to be at my best – adding in some serious calisthenics, weight training and 45 minutes of running. I’d like to lose about 20 pounds by May and get back into better shape. I am using My Fitness Pal along with a beginners weight training program. Once I get closer to May, will kick in gear with Hal Higdon’s marathon training. Till then will just run for 45 minutes.
Something that always holds me back, is my limited lung capacity. I’m really going to work on that too. Here’s how:
- Warm-up 5-10 minutes of easy running.
- Run hard for 30 seconds 5 times, each separated by 60 seconds of recovery.
- Then do three – five minutes hard running intervals with five minutes of easy running between each.
From what I read, it just takes a few weeks of this activity, performed twice a week.
There will be other races and such before September too.
So what is your game plan for 2014?