I recently signed up for the Rock N Roll Savannah Marathon in November and decided that after my less than optimal performance in Vermont, that I better change up my training plan. So I'm planning Yahtzee. Those of you not familiar with Yahtzee it's a dice game where you roll for certain hands(like a full house or 4 of a kind) but it involves a certain level of strategy because you only have a set number of rolls and if you shoot for a full house and don't get it, you end up having to score poorly on another hand option(I'd recommend scoring low on ones if you have a choice).
|The Yahtzee Score sheet|
So back to marathon training. Instead of full houses and straights, I have come up with the minimal number and type of runs I need to accomplish between now and the November 9th marathon.
Here is what my game plan looks like:
- Long Runs(18-20 miles): Planned number of runs: 2
- Middle Distance runs(12-15 miles): Planned number of runs: 5
- Tempo Runs(8-12 miles) at marathon race pace: Planned number of runs: 5
- Short Speed work(5-8 miles): Planned number of runs: 8
- Miscellaneous Runs: Planned number of runs: 10
So as of now I have a little over a month to train for Savannah. Either way it should be a fun race and I hope that if I can play my cards(or dice) right, I will have given myself enough good workouts to come out with a good result. If not, I will blame it on Yahtzee.
Up Next? Amber is doing the Kearsarge Hill Climb this Saturday and Danny will be joining his brothers in Atlanta for the weekend.
PS: No dogs were injured in this story-my parents' dog is actually a husky.