Plan is to do the 12 week schedule over 14 weeks. Modifications will include possible substitution of cross-trainer for recovery run 1x a week, and possibly maxing out at 50 mpw like I did last year.
So- here's the plan: I am going to run long on Mondays, so the week will really begin on Tuesdays. This give me flexibility to run long on Sunday if it works out, and b/c Boston is on a Monday, shouldn't mess me up too much.
Pfitz week: Calendar week
11: 1/27 (skiing in Colorado- might only run 3x instead of 4)
6: 2/24 (will do Spring Thaw 15 mile option for 15/12MP run on 2/28)
6: 3/24 (will run Just a Short Run 30K as 18/15MP run on 3/28)
2: 4/1 (will skip race; skiing in Colorado)
Race week 4/13 (will modify for 16 miles pre-race)
so-- there's the plan!
I will also NOT be racing during this training cycle. I know that I am capable of training to run a 3:45 (8:34 MP), and hope for a PR and another BQ at Boston.
My #1 goal is to run Boston well-prepared and healthy. I do plan to attempt a sub 3:40 in the future, on a faster course. This most likely will be the only chance I get to run Boston, and I want to have positive memories!
I know I'm most likely selling myself short, but there are other races and other days to 'go for it'.
I also might sign up for the Pittsburgh 1/2 and see how that goes.
Ok- now its in print, so I have to do it, right?
NRR: last night was our GNO anti-holly ball dinner at Francos. It was so much fun, and great to see everyone. DS#1 had hockey at 7:10, so I am feeling a bit low at this point.
RR: got in 6 recovery miles (not really sure WHAT exactly I was recovering from) this morning.