Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Running Plan for 9/28- 10/3

Monday- 5 mile run (completed) Didn't worry about meeting a certain pace but I did speed up progressively.
Tuesday- 3 mile run + upperbody workout
Wednesday- 2 miles easy, 3 miles Steady State?, 1 mile easy
Thursday- 2 miles + upperbody workout
Friday- Stationary Cycle 45 minutes
Saturday- 8 miles @ HMP + 20 seconds

Last week's running went well but I skipped Saturday because Baby J and I had a bad cold and I'm trying not to get more sick. I often get really sick with a cold in the winter and that's the last thing I need as I start marathon training. I still have a stuffy nose but I don't feel like I got hit by a train anymore, so that's good. I think I'm going to use the FIRST running schedule again for this marathon. (That's what I used for my last half marathon and I loved it.) If you have a good thing, why change it? I think I'm going to add another day of running and make sure it's at an incline.

I've had a hard time figuring out what some of the abbreviations mean on the schedule though, and I haven't been able to find them on the website. Since my marathon schedule isn't starting until Novemeber I thought I'd work off the half marathon one. Does anyone have any idea what ST pace means? I sure don't. I just put a Steady-state pace for that one, (from the McMillan's running calculator,) but I know that's probably not what it means. Anyways, onward and upward this week...Even though I took a month off of running I still feel like I have gas left in the tank, so I'm glad about that.


  1. I found this on another blog for "ST" pace in the FIRST program.

    ST (Short Tempo) = 5k pace + 20 sec.

  2. my husband used FIRST for a while and i was confused too :) there is a chart in the book that explained it all i believe. i cant remember what they all meant!