1 Down, 17 to go!

This week completed week 1 of marathon training! That leaves 17 weeks. YIKES!

This week I was a little MIA. I had good reasons, but I’m back and ready to tackle my training.

week 1

My training plan has me starting out with running 5/3/4 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with long runs on Saturday.  Tuesday during August will most likely be a run/walk program. My 5@5 group decided to give this a try. The humidity has been really taking it’s toll on our pace, so we are hoping this plan will help a little.

Training this week:

Sunday: Gym workout. I made my own circuit with weights, spin bike, cardio, abs

Monday: Rest day

Tuesday: Unplanned rest day

Wednesday: Run 3 miles at 9:50 pace, followed by weights and abs

Thursday: Run/walk intervals, 4 miles at 9:49 pace

Friday: Rest day

Saturday: Long run, 10 miles at 9:42 pace.

I bought Yurbuds last year and they were staying in and working well. Then they stopped staying in, so I figured I was going to have to replace them. I decided to call them first to see about just replacing the outer silicone piece but they told me they’d replace the whole thing and they did! I got them in the mail this week. They say they guarantee their product and they do!
yurbuds

Wednesday I met a few girls at the gym and we ran 3 miles then headed inside for weights and abs. My arms and hind quarters were killing me Wednesday night! We did some step up/down thing with weights over our head.  When I got home everyone was asleep so I sat out on the back porch and watched the sun come up. I almost went back to bed but glad I didn’t.

sun

Thursday morning will be 4 miles according to my marathon training, we decided to try run/walk intervals to combat this humidity. It was still pretty tough because we ran the 3 minutes at a higher pace and walked 1 minute. I still managed to finish 4 miles under 40 minutes. Not too bad.

mar

Today was my first long run for marathon training. It was also the best run I’ve had since May. Running is definitely mental, I have a goal now and had a great run! I probably could have kept going.

10 miles

It’s tax free shopping weekend here in Texas. Anyone out shopping today?

Did you workout yet?

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1

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11 comments to 1 Down, 17 to go!

  1. jeneeno says:

    Which Marathon plan are you following? I’m toying with my first for this upcoming March. I’m scouting plans that would kick off my training mid-November.

    • howmyworldruns says:

      It’s sort of a mix of Hal Higdon’s plans and a friend helped me customize it. I’ll email it to you!

  2. Betsy says:

    Not out shopping this weekend, but hopefully next for back to school stuff, since the kiddos go back the 27th! Nothing like waiting till the last minute.

    And I haven’t worked out, yet. I have an 8 miler planned and I am going to meet up with a friend at 7:30 tonight. It’s gonna be warm, but will be different to have a partner. =)

  3. So proud of you! Keep up the good work! What are you using to track your distance/time?

    • howmyworldruns says:

      Thanks Michelle! I use the Nike+ Sport Watch to track my mileage but I started out using just the Nike App on my phone before I got a watch.

  4. Wow way to go. I was at my local running store and they suggest the yurbuds. You would recommend them still?

  5. Jen says:

    Great start to marathon training :)

  6. I haven’t worked out yet but I’m going to :)

    Your marathon training is off to a fabulous start!

  7. Great 10 miler! I love feel-good long runs. I’m resting a cranky hamstring, but looking forward to my next happy long run this weekend (fingers crossed)!

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