Earlier this week I decided I needed to do something about this training plan I was using.

2011 SFM Training Plana

I need something new.  I need some new training tactics and techniques. 

Simply put: my training just needs some spark!  

Most importantly, I need a plan that was going to get me in shape enough to complete SFM without being underprepared, but also be able to use it to my advantage for my goal race 10 weeks later without burning me out in the meantime. 

So, I’ve been reading

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And highlighting…

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And tabbing…

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And re-writing…

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And incorporating new things into my training this week…

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And I think I like what I am coming up with. 

Stay tuned!

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18 Responses to Revamping

  1. Natascia June 16, 2011 at 12:16 pm #

    I love this! I do too get bored of the same training sometimes and like to spice it up a little! Can’t wait to hear what you came up with=)

  2. RoadBunner June 16, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    Ooh!!! I just started with that book. I am also looking to spice up the training a little. I’ve been doing the same old thing the last four+ cycles. Excited to see what you’re trying.

  3. marlene June 16, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    Yayy looking forward to finding out what you came up with!!

  4. Emily June 16, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    you’re SUCH a type a runner (in a great way!) can’t wait to see what spark you’ve infused into the training plan!

  5. Tia June 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    I just bought that book recently and am even more excited to read it now!! Let me just say that I love how open you are with sharing your training plans with everyone. I don’t know a lot of running bloggers who do this. Sure, it’s nice to see the time from the race finish line but I am just as interested in the actual training process to learn how they achieved those results. I love looking at different training schedules because it gives me ideas for things I might want to try in the future. I’m not training for a marathon right now but will be in a few months. Looking forward to hearing about your new plan… :-)

  6. Nelly June 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of the book Run Faster, I was considering using one of their plans for the marathon. I like how his training is very variable each day, with a lot of interval style workouts, hill repeats and things like that.

    Just following your training recently it seemed like you were a little burned out or bored or something. Maybe this will reignite your training by making it more interesting.

  7. Ana-Maria June 16, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Yup, that’s my training bible:)

  8. Holly June 16, 2011 at 1:13 pm #

    i’m just starting to read “run less, run faster” and have plans to incorporate their method into my next marathon training. it should tie in nicely with the tri training i’m currently doing. here’s hoping you can teach an old dog new tricks–or at least make them faster doing the old tricks :)

  9. Mary June 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

    you go girl! I cant wait to read more about your training and what you come up with!!

  10. Jenn June 16, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    Uh-huh! My biggest training reference right there! I’m not the best at following a plan to a T but most of my workouts are Hudson inspired and I followed a modified Hudson training plan for this marathon!! Good luck with this!! FUN!

  11. Kelly June 16, 2011 at 5:55 pm #

    oooh, I want to read that! Excited to hear what you come up with!

  12. Carolina John June 16, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Very cool! It’s always fun to mix it up a bit. Can’t wait to see what you come up with.

  13. Amanda - RunToTheFinish June 16, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    love it! you are always a work horse and an amazing trainer, so I think that it is great for people to see that you know when to scrap a plan

  14. Felice June 17, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    I LOVE that book — have learned so much about training from it. Hope your plan turns out like you want!

  15. Alisa June 17, 2011 at 9:11 am #

    Oooh you and I were on the same page this week…I totally re-did my training plan as well.

  16. Sarah June 17, 2011 at 11:33 am #

    I love that book! I followed the Marathon L2 plan for my first 26.2 last fall, and then the Half Marathon L3 plan for one this past May – I PRed by almost 15 minutes (1:38)! I got hit by a lot of the typical beginner injuries when I first started two and half years ago (IT band, hip bursitis, piriformis) and the fairly high mileage and nearly every day running has actually been really good for me. Knock on wood, I haven’t been injured in a year. The speed and tempo workouts are pretty challenging, but I like that his plans mix it up from week to week. Highly recommend!


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