Operation 3:30

Now that I have finished my eligibility requirements for Marathon Maniacs and Half Fanatics by completing way to many races in a row over the past few weeks I can turn my full attention to my marathon spring season finale in Cleveland. I’ve been searching and researching what kind of plan to put together to reach new PRs and accomplish goals. That goal is to break 3:30:00 at the Rite Aid 2013 Cleveland Marathon on May 19. This week I was able to start that full training cycle. Yes, I do still have the Georgia Marathon between now and then, but that will be a paced race that will only serve the purpose of scratching Georgia off the 50 state list. My training program over the next few months will be centered around pace and workout time and will pull the focus away how many miles a day I train.

So here’s the plan for the week:
Monday – Rest (also going to see Blue Man Group with Anna)
Tuesday – Easy Run (8:15-9:18/mile, 45 minutes, easy effort)
Wednesday – Steady Run (7:44-8:05/mile, 45 minutes, medium effort)
Thursday – Rest/Cross Training
Friday – 1 mile intervals (7:19-7:34/mile, 2-5 minute rest, medium/hard effort)
Saturday – Long Run (8:21-9:38/mile, 75 minutes, easy effort)
Sunday – Recovery Jog (9:24-10:06/mile, 45 minutes, very easy effort)

Monday Motivation

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QOTW: What are your goals for Spring racing season?