My goal was to lose 20 pounds by this point and I am 3 pounds from my goal…not bad. Also, other half of goal – to comfortably run 3 miles at 12 minute pace. Actually, I have been doing better than that – not today’s though.
I’m following Hal Higdon‘s 18 Week Plan for Novice 2. Here’s the training schedule for this week:
|1||Rest||3 m run||5 m pace||3 m run||Rest||8||Cross|
I did a pretty slow 3 mile run today. Was not my best. Tomorrow is a 5 mile pace run. I am fueling up today for that – also getting more water in too. I had a meeting last night and dinner was rushed. Went to bed kind of hungry. It showed up in the run. No excuses – just looking ahead to tomorrow’s run to improve things. That’s what it’s all about. I’m my own competitor. I was passed by 2 other runners today. Didn’t phase me. I am training for my first marathon. I’m realizing a dream.
I have another meeting today so need to prepare. By the way…what’s your dream?
Here’s the data for today’s run…(It says Jefferson City, but the map actually showed Leawood, KS). Have a great Monday!
3 comments on “This Is It…Official Marathon Training Begins!”
I am actually going to use this same program for my first marathon training but my training doesn’t officially start until 1st week of August! Good Luck! 🙂
Congratulations on your weight loss!!!! That is great!