Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Back on a plan

After quite a while on a really relaxed training regimen, I've finally put myself back on a structured training schedule. I'm aiming at the California International Marathon in early December, just to run a marathon that isn't Tahoe and put down a decent time.

For the plan, I used Runner's World's Smart Coach, and fiddled with the settings until I got something that seemed like it would be challenging enough to push myself, put not so tough that I burn out. Today's run was 5 miles, with 3 at tempo pace.

Feels strangely good to have a piece of paper to tell me what workout to do.

In other news, I checked out some new music while running this morning. Peter had mentioned DJ Tiesto's podcast of club remixes, and it sounded interesting enough to give a listen to. The nonstop beat makde for good "keep-going" music, but it wasn't quite what I needed for a tempo or speedwork session. It would be great for a long run, though.


SnowLeopard said...

Way to go! I'm going to need a plan in a couple months too. :) Ill have to check into Runner's World.

Is the music like techno? I can only listen to that stuff for so long before I get bored...

Peter Lubbers said...

Great goal, Turi. Good luck at CIM.

Amber: technically, it's trance. I think Turi is right, it's great for a longer (read: 72-mile) run and the tempos vary nicely. In any case you can't beat the price: free.

Funny story is that i used to frequently go to clubs in Holland where Tiesto played (he's Dutch) when he was just starting out. In fact, I don't think he even got paid for it then. This was, of course, long before he was the world's number 1 DJ.