Tonight I learned that uploading an Excel spreadsheet to Blogger is pretty easy! (That is, if you're a bespectacled 9 year-old child prodigy from Bangladesh already contracted to develop software for Microsoft.) For the rest of us who can barely use our TiVo...not so fu**ing easy.
So this is the best I could come up with- saving the file in Paint and posting it as a jpg. (If you click on the picture you can actually see it in detail. Feel free to comment if you see something crazy...though I assure you, all semi-serious runners are this anal about their running schedule.)
The point of all this was to demonstrate how I was able to refine my 'running goals' spreadsheet for the hundredth time this weekend, and I must say, I'm completely enamoured. As you can imagine- I'm a big fan of lists, color coding, charts, spreadsheets and goals. God bless Excel.
The lefthand column is a list of all the races I am interested in (grouped by month). And on the righthand side, the 1st box is a list of the halfs I did in 2006, and the 2nd box is a list of the halfs I hope to do in 2007. The 3rd box is a short list of motivational goals. The 4th box is a chart of my current half marathon training schedule, and the last (long) box is the 20-week training schedule I hope to kick off in July for the December marathon.
And even though I'm only one week in, so far...so good (even my butt feels great)!
Week #1 (of 7):
Mon - run 5 miles
Tue - lift weights
Wed - run 5 miles
Thu - walk 6 miles
Fri - run 5 miles
Sat - rest
Sun - run 6 miles
Total - 21 miles