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This Is It…Official Marathon Training Begins!

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:

WEEK MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
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!

  1. jencollum says:

    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! 🙂

  2. Mary Jo says:

    Congratulations on your weight loss!!!! That is great!

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