Thursday, June 10, 2010

Marathon Training Begins in 4 days...AAAHHHHHH!

I know I have been MIA in the last week or so.  Nothing much going on in the running world for me right now...I was planning on doing a 5K last weekend, but other plans came up, and because I hadn't already signed up, I decided not to do it.
I have been doing a lot of Body Combat at the gym and plan to do some Body Flow this weekend, before the BIG day gets here.  Next Monday June 14th officially starts...dum, ta, dum...MARATHON TRAINING!! 
I am both excited, scared and kind-a-sorta not motivated to start running all of those crazy miles again, but I think once I start, I will get the running bug again!...hopefully!
I plan to run a 3 miler and a 5 miler next week to prepare myself for our first long run of 6 miles on Saturday June 19th. 
We are also talking about incorporating some "speed" work into the training...not really sure how you do it, or what all the 800x2, 1400x4 means (or something like that), but I guess I will learn...I do know it incorporates a track! (I will feel like I am back in high school!:)
One of the running groups with Fleet Feet in St. Louis holds free speed work training every Tuesday with advice from a running coach.  How cool!  It would be a little bit of a drive, but I know that is the only way I will be able to get in the "speed" work...because, like I mentioned, I really don't know what the heck it is...except, probably RUN FASTER!!!

So, that is an update on me...I have switched from using Weight Watchers Online to more of a calorie based food regime.  I got an I-Phone last week, which I freakin LOVE!!!  and I am able to get My Fitness Pal on their, so I have been using that site to help track my calories/workouts.  I LOVE IT!!!  It is soooo handy to have a calculator with you at all times.  Haven't lost anything yet, but hopefully once I up my miles, and still watch my eating, I will start noticing some weight loss.
Hope everyone is having a great summer so far!
I hope to have more posts once training begins...I will need everyones encouraging words as I get into the higher mileage (especially with the temps getting up there...90+ degress...AWWWW!)


Running Diva Mom said...

Marathon training …….. I’m SO incredibly excited for you! I can’t wait to hear all about your experience (good times and bad) and follow your journey!

How far are you from Madison? I would love to have you up here for my bloggy meet-up on August 20th!!!

destination262 said...

Congrats on your marathon training coming up! I am so excited for you. We are both training for our first marathons - so I will defnitely head over here to motivate and encourage you along the way. Good luck!!

Teamarcia said...

Really it starts Monday? Crap I thought I had one more week before I had to fire it up.
Well here goes nothing I guess. Best of luck to you! I'll be checking in to cheer you on!

Velma said...

What plan are you using? Big River Running also has speedwork and it might be closer to your house (depending on where you live). I have gone to both, and they are really fun!

Staci Dombroski said...

What an exciting new adventure for you :)

Molly said...

Good luck with the training! I'm in week five, so far, so good!

Nicole Joy said...

Where are you getting your training schedule from? Or you're making it yourself...

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Wooo whoo!! Speed work makes a HUGE difference! If you even make the treck to do the speed work every other week you would benifit! I wish we had something like that around here!

good luck!