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Marathon Training Week 3: Workout 1

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Had a good one today, 3.5 mile walk and a full-body workout. Day by day my body is getting stronger, my mood is getting better, and my energy is increasing. So thankful to be back in the saddle, and looking forward to a 5 mile jog-walk tomorrow, either early in the morning or at 1:00 p.m. I'd prefer the latter, but we'll see...I may have to get the gym super early instead.

Hope you all had a good one!

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HILLSLUG98239 3/6/2013 3:00PM

    Good job!

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PAMDAQTPI 3/6/2013 10:13AM

    I can't wait to get to my marathon training schedule!

Sounds like you're doing a great job, keep it up!

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BILL60 3/6/2013 7:47AM

    You're getting there.

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RUN4FOOD 3/5/2013 9:23PM

    Sounds like you are making good progress toward your goal.

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Marathon Training Two: Workout Four

Friday, March 01, 2013

Did a very mellow 3 mile walk today, took me a little over an hour. I had planned to take today as a day of rest but decided, for a couple of reasons to do this instead, and I'm glad I did. Tomorrow or Sunday I'm set to walk/jog for 5 miles, hopefully tomorrow, and I'm really looking forward to that, although I wish it was warmer outside. Not sure if I'm going to brave the temps or stay indoors, we'll see!

Hope you all had a great day!

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BILL60 3/2/2013 7:34AM

    Let's get those weary bones outside.

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SLENDERELLA61 3/1/2013 7:27PM

    Good for you!! Wising you a great 5 miles tomorrow.-Marsha

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Marathon Week Two--Workout Three

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Great workout today. Started with a fairly mellow 1.5 walk, then completed a full-body workout (about 30 different exercises), and finished up with 30 min on the elliptical. Feels so good to be back in the groove!

Tomorrow I'm taking a day of rest as planned, and then Saturday it's a 5 mile jog/walk. Hope you all had a great day, God bless!

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BILL60 3/2/2013 7:32AM

    Go out there and do it!!

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Marathon Week Two--Workout Two

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Last week I was scheduled to complete six workouts of various lengths and intensities, and bottom line, it was just too much too soon. So I completed five of them but then made the good decision to rest on that sixth day when my body was begging for some recovery time. The next day was my day off, and then yesterday I was to complete another workout which I also decided to forego. This was not a lack of discipline but a calculated decision to let my body heal a bit from too quick a start last week.

So this morning I was back at it, completed a 4 mile walk-jog. I did 2.5 min walk/2.5 min jog intervals and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Taking some time off was a good decision. This week I'm going to try to construct my schedule in such a way that I get a little more rest in between the more intense workouts rather than having to take three days off.

Soon enough my body will be back to where I was and I'll be able to workout six days a week without problems, but for now patience is of the essence! I know that if I'm patient now, I'll go faster and farther later, and with lots more joy.

So tomorrow I will likely just do a mellow 2 mile walk and nothing else. I have to do a 5 mile jog-walk on Saturday so I need to make sure that I'm healed up and ready for that. Well, let's see, why don't I just workout the schedule right now! Here's what I'll do:

Monday: Off
Tuesday: Off
Wednesday: 4 mile walk-jog
Thursday: 2 mile walk, full-body workout
Friday: Off
Saturday: 5 mile walk-jog
Sunday: 2 mile walk, full-body workout

I think this is doable, and I'm going to give it a try! God bless you all, hope you have a great day.

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RUN4FOOD 2/27/2013 8:40PM

    Slow and steady works for me. Building the base is often the most difficult.

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FRAN0426 2/27/2013 4:59PM

    Great schedule that looks very doable. I am not or never will be a runner, however breaking back in slower makes perfect sence to me---soon you will be able to increase the workouts to where you need them to be. Good luck with all the running and jogging.

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GAL7288 2/27/2013 4:51PM

    Sounds like a good plan. Sometimes we try to grasp the idea of doing everything without thinking about the effects on our body but it looks like you have figured it out, good luck on Saturday.

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Marathon Week One--Workout Five

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Just got home from workout five--a quick 10 minutes on the elliptical, full-body workout, and then two miles walking. I was tired after a very long day of work, but I did it. I'm more tired now, but I'm glad I did! One more to go for week one, and then it's a well deserved day of rest on Monday.

Thanks everyone for your encouragement and support, it means so much.

God bless you all,

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BILL60 2/24/2013 10:38AM

    You are a stud. Keep it up.

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