Hey, hi, hello!
We’ve finally made it: Week One of Philadelphia Marathon training. If you’re new here, you can get all the deets here. For basically five months, I’ve blabbed on and on about running my first marathon this fall. Now I can finally put my money where my mouth is and start training! Insert nervous laughter.
Week One: July 3-July 9th
Tuesday: Whoops, another rest day. I literally suck at getting myself out of bed in the morning. I did vow to make up those three miles at some point this week. I’d say my marathon training is off to a sub-par start.
Wednesday: 3 miles. I was happy just to make up for yesterday’s missed run. Also, FYI, Jersey is basically in a heat wave this week, so it’s in door running for me. Dreadmill here I come.
Friday: 3 miles. My boyfriend and I promised each other we couldn’t go to Chiptole for dinner unless we hit the gym. You can judge us by our motivation, it’s fine.
Sunday: 8 miles. After missing a run this week, I was THRILLED I finished strong with my long run. Honestly, any long runs on the treadmill deserves a medal in itself. I got in a good groove, took my time and didn’t try to zip through miles.
Looking to next week, it’s going to be crazy since I’m going into the city for work 2 days (hello 2.5 hour commute). I’m determined to make it work though! (Even if that includes some early bird runs.)
How is your training going? Anyone else avoiding hot temps by running inside on the treadmill?