Yesterday when I went in for my info meeting with the Kzoo CrossFit folks, we talked about the endurance program. I explained I am training for a marathon in Oct. The coach/trainer for the program asked me how many miles I’ve run and when I told him I had recently done a 1/2, he said “Great!”
Awesome, I thought – this is going better than I thought.
But his next sentence threw me for a loop. He said, “if you can run 13.1 miles you can already run 26.2. Easy. It’s just a mental block.”
Ummm – what?!
Here is my future training plan, beginning Aug. 27th
Sorry if this is tough to read but here is what is says:
M – work out of the day (WOD) and a run
T – WOD
W – WOD and a run
TH – WOD and a run
F – WOD
S – LR
All of the runs during the week are interval training and some of his descriptions sounded fairly intense. It will be tough. But get this – my LONGEST run of the whole entire training season will be 13 miles! WHAT????? I’m sure he could see the disbelief on my face but he told me if I trusted him then it would work.
This part is the hardest thing for me to believe. It completely flies in the face of conventional marathon training of a 10% increase each week in mileage. But it appeals to me too – I like to be a bit of a rebel. It’s important not to discount the WOD’s. We will be focusing on A LOT of core work. I said I wanted my overall fitness to improve and he said it would. I will also get some gait analysis and essentially COACHING! I was thinking about all of this and decided to commit on the spot. Why not? I explained I didn’t want to walk any of the marathon and he said I wouldn’t have to. It IS a bit nerve-wracking but exciting too.
I’m also looking at transitioning to a new shoe
the price point is awesome – $90 and they have some cute colors. I am trying to figure out if I will still need actual crossfit shoes or if these will be enough. I’m trying to make up my mind…
All in all, I’m looking forward to training – it’s with a group and I think this will help in my motivation/commitment. More than that, I think it will be cool to meet new people all training for a similar goal!
Oh and last night on a late night walk, look who I saw?