At the root, my basic training schedule, since the Grand Canyon Rim2Rim distance is almost that of a marathon, will be based on a schedule I found on “marathonrookie.com” (link provided below). Along with the training schedule, the site cautions,
“This beginner marathon training program assumes you have been running consistently for at least 8-10 weeks and can run for at least thirty minutes without stopping before beginning the program. Do not run more than two consecutive days when following this schedule.”
The link provides a 16 week training schedule for a rookie preparing to run a Marathon. I have, as of 18 March, 27.6 weeks before I run the canyon on 28 September 2018. That gives me 11-1/2 weeks to get in good enough shape to begin training – I think I’ll need every bit of it.
I plan to capture my logged miles in a Excel worksheet that I call “Kyle’s Miles”. In addition to miles, I track my weight change, whether I walked, ran or walked/ran as well as the time/pace per mile. In addition, it provides a count-down to the date of my canyon “run.”