50K Training, Snakes & I Won a Giveaway!
I'm training for a 50K, which takes place in less than 5 weeks. Here are some sites that have been helpful for making up my own training plan. Thanks to Running on E for the idea of posting info about my training plan!
50K Training Plan Based on Your Race Date
UltraLadies 50K Plan
Running Competitor: Training for Your First 50K
Running in Texas and Snakes
I nearly stepped on a venomous copperhead snake when I was running last week and the next day, I saw a dead baby copperhead. (Thanks to Turkey Runner for letting me know that the babies can be more venomous!) After that, my husband told me about the four common Texas venomous snakes so I'll be better at identifying them. (Here's a video of my husband holding a snake we found at one of our previous homes.)
Just learning a little bit about snakes makes me feel better about venturing into the woods for a run. Thanks for sharing about the animals you see on your runs in the comments in my last post! It was fun to read about what you see.
Summary of This Week's 50K Training
3/31- 1 hour walk with my husband and our dog
4/1- Core Circuit Video (Runner Dude),10 mile run (worked on speed today), 1 hour walk
4/2- bike 1 hour
4/3- 22 mile run with 11 trail miles
4/4- 17 Free Weight Exercises for Toned Arms (Skinny Mom), 10 mile run with hills
4/5- Abs Video (C Tolle Run), 5 mile run with sprints, bike 30 minutes, 25 minute walk
4/6- Arms workout w/weights and 8 mile run, followed by one of the many Cascadian Farm granola bars I won from Happy Being Healthy. Thanks, Melanie! (CF sent me a personal note with the granola bars and some other fun goodies. I especially like the peanut butter chocolate chip bars.)
Run- 55 miles
Bike- 1 hour and 30 minutes
Strength Train/Core- 4 sessions
Nature- 2 copperhead snakes (1 dead), 2 deer, 2 bald eagles (two of each, it's like Noah's Ark!)
My apologies to all of you who were scared by the snake photo in my last post!