I knocked out my 21 mile run yesterday like a champ!  Thanks to Vero for joining me on the first 10 miles.  My cousin Kelly ended up being sick and couldn’t join me for the last 11, but it was nice to have some quiet time to myself.  This Sunday morning I am joining a big group of people doing the Mercedes route so it will be nice to travel in a pack.  I’ve noticed that I am much faster outside too, which is pretty cool.  I’m not sure if the treadmill is just that boring or if being outside makes me feel stronger… either way I’m just grateful for the speed.  🙂  My goal is to finish the marathon in under 4 hours, but I will be very proud of myself just to finish since this is my first one.

For those of you who dig reading your horoscope in the New Year, I have a site to recommend: http://astrologyzone.com/forecasts/.   I have been following her forecasts for years & years… and she is always right on the money.  They are a little lengthy, so be sure to have about 10 minutes to spare before diving in.  LOVE Susan Miller!!

For tomorrow’s post I will share a 2011 time line & plan of attack for my resolutions.  Every day last week I shared a 2011 resolution and a 2010 flashback which you can view by going into my archives.  I don’t know about you guys, but I am feeling pretty pumped about the next 362 days.  🙂

Below are my scheduled work-outs for the week.  Please keep in mind that I’ve built up to this weekly workload over a long period of time, and you should too if you wish train for certain events.  My three big races this year are the Mercedes Marathon in February, the New Orleans Half Ironman in April, and the Louisville full Ironman in August.  These will be included in my yearly time line with my resolutions tomorrow.  Another thing to keep in mind is that I adjust my workout calendar as needed during the week.  I always remain flexible and listen to my body first and foremost.

Monday: Morning- OFF, Midday- OFF, Afternoon- BodyFlow 6:30

Tuesday: Morning- Run 6 Miles, Midday- OFF, Afternoon- Bike Trainer 45 Minutes

Wednesday: Morning- Run 4.5 Hills – Vero Alley Route, Midday- Strength, Afternoon- Treadmill Speedwork, Swim 30 Minutes

Thursday: Morning- Run 7 Miles, Midday- OFF, Afternoon- Bike Trainer 60 Minutes

Friday: Morning- Run 5 Miles – Brandi Hill Route, Midday- Strength, Afternoon- Treadmill Speedwork, Swim 30 Minutes

Saturday: Morning- OFF, Midday- Swim Training with Kelly, Afternoon- OFF

Sunday: Morning- 21 Mile Run (not increasing distance this week for long run)