The Lindquist family is on the run...

No, we are not on the lam. (Wouldn't want to face the wrath of granny Janny if we were ever caught). Rob and I are training for Dam to Dam. Why did we pick this 20k race? Well, for me it's solely so I can say upon crossing the finish line, "I'm so glad that dam race is over." That and the thought of having to finish the Lincoln half marathon inside Memorial Stadium makes this Iowa State fan nauseous. Nonetheless we recently bought new running shoes to motivate our training.

My selection: The women's Nike Free. Size: 8.5. Actual retail price: $84.99 bones. I heart them as for the first time in my life I feel fast. Notice I said "feel."
Mom's training regimen: the reliable Hal Higdon half-marathon training. I'm being ambitious and doing the Intermediate version this time.
Rob's selection: The men's Nike LunarGlide 2. Size: (Is this like sharing a woman's bra size? Maybe I shouldn't). Actual retail price: $94.99 bones. He also hearts his shoes as they have the Nikeplus feature with his iPod nano. Men and technology.

Dad's training regimen:

Beginners' Half-Marathon Training Schedule

Week Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
1 Rest 2 mi Rest 2.5 mi Rest 3 mi 2 mi EZ
2 Rest 2 miles Rest 3 mi CT or Rest 4 mi 2.5 mi EZ
3 Rest 2.5 mi CT 3 mi Rest 5 mi 2 mi EZ
4 Rest 3 mi CT 4 mi Rest 6 mi 3 mi EZ
5 Rest 3 mi CT 3 mi Rest 7 mi 3 mi EZ
6 Rest 4 mi CT 4 mi Rest 8 mi 3 mi EZ
7 Rest 4 mi Rest 4 mi CT 9 mi 3 mi EZ
8 Rest 4 mi CT 3 mi Rest 10 mi 3 mi EZ
9 Rest 5 mi CT 4 mi Rest 11 mi Rest
10 3 mi EZ 4 mi Rest 3 mi CT 12 mi 3 mi EZ
11 Rest CT Rest 3 mi CT 5 mi 2.5 mi EZ
12 Rest 2 mi 20 minutes Rest 20 minutes Race Day! Rest 
Oh, and Faith has a plan too:

  Faith's training regimen: sleep, teethe, poop, eat apricots, army crawl, look cute, laugh at life, scream when mom takes my toy away, suck on pacy, grab my brother's tail, nap, repeat.

1 comment:

  1. Forgive the ghetto box. I didn't have the patience or smarts to whip excel's white behind on Saturday. Mea culpa.