I’m kind of addicted to this virtual training plan I signed up for the New York marathon. At the start I entered all of my info; my race goal, current pace, recent race time, how many days I can train, when my run days are scheduled, etc., and out popped this nifty 16 week plan.
Every Monday I get an email with what I need to run for the week. This week it looked like this:
Mon – rest
Tues – 3 Mile Easy Run
Wed – 4 Mile Regular Run
Thur – 6 mile Intervals
Fri – Rest
Sat – 3 Mile Easy or Cross Train
Sun – 11 Mile Long Run
Every week I print up the plan, do the miles and write down my time for each run. Easy, right?
Well, imagine my surprise when I discover (upon a full and thorough read-through of what I actually paid for), that when I do my training runs I can enter all the details into the planner and bip, zip, wham, my estimated race time changes. Brilliant!
So I went back to my planner and week by week I went through my calendar and updated all of my training runs (um, since July 15). If I was missing a time for a particular run, I went to my Garmin and pulled that data and entered it. Have I mentioned recently how much I love my Garmin? It’s a data geek’s dream!
Anyway. Thought I’d share about the Virtual Trainer. If you run a race and you have the opportunity to sign up for one, I highly recommend it.
Now go run!