After two months of training I can honestly say I don’t know how I am going to run a marathon! I got three miles down, I can destroy those now but I am a long way from even 13 which would be half what my goal is.
These next couple weeks will really help to define it for me as they are starting to increase the mileage more and more and this weekend is a 10 mile run. That being said I do love the time away from my desk job and feel like I am overall more healthy now then I was before, so there are some great positives there. I have dropped my average mile over 2 minutes a mile as well and now run a comfortable 11:30 mile for 3 miles.
It has been great having training partners here at work who are running for their own races or just for health so I have been encouraged by others running with me. Here is where my training schedule currently is with X’s on the training I have completed. You can see that since I am an avid hiker I have substituted some hikes in for running, but as the miles pick up I will be doing that less, as the long runs seem to be some of the most important.
I also got RunKeeper Pro and should be investing in a new running watch soon so I will update the blog with reviews of both of those when I get to spend some time with them. Thanks for following along and here are my current stats.
- 27 activities
- 76 miles ran, 22 miles hiked
- 14,535 calories burned
- 5 pounds lost and 2% body fat
- 88 days till the marathon