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Distance Challenge and Training Schedule

Friday, November 23, 2012

I ran the 5 mile Turkey Trot on Thanxgiving. Correction. I walked the first three miles with a friend who's losing weight, and then I ran the last two.

Today, I created a schedule so I can train for the Austin Distance Challenge. I've already done two of the races without training (doh). The 10K, and the 10 mile. The Decker Half is in 2 weeks. Then there's the 3M Half, the Rogue 30K, and the LIvestrong Full Marathon, stretching out between now and mid-February.

And then, look at that! I saw I was supposed to run 3 miles today. Now who am I to put together a training schedule, and then blow off the very first day? The simple act of putting this together got me motivated enough to get out there. I drove into town, turned my dirty car in to be washed, and ran 3.5 miles....

Well, okay, I ran some of it....and then got distracted with Facebook, texting, emailing, listening to a CD series about relationships, an article about gaslighting, and a PDF about the 4 Horses of Relationship Apocalypse.

Good thing I kept moving while I was doing all this! Good thing I didn't break my neck...or my ankle again either.

I burned off 443 calories. Not bad after the Turkey Trot yesterday (707 on that one).

Tomorrow is a rest day. I won't be running, but I'll be lifting weights. Every Wednesday, every Saturday (wish me luck with this goal, or give me some suggestions on not being bored out of my brain doing this!) I desperately need the bone density build up this would give me.

Then on Sunday, I have 8 miles on my training schedule.

Something in me shifted today by putting this schedule together.

I'm beginning to feel that I can rise up to this challenge of re-losing the weight.

I'm beginning to feel like I can go the distance...all because of putting together a training schedule.
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WINDSURFNERD 11/24/2012 11:18AM

    Yep, a schedule helps me get out there and feeds my confidence too! It's like a "recipe" for the event. Good luck and enjoy your training!
Naomi

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SWDESERTLOVER 11/24/2012 10:36AM

    Whew! Just reading your schedule makes me tired, but is also motivating and makes me want to exercise more. The strength training is what I really need to work on so I better get started.

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SHEILA1505 11/24/2012 12:59AM

    ST / Weights - focus on building the bone density rather than the tedium :)
Well done!

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CASSIOEPIA 11/24/2012 12:11AM

    Hey, whatever works for you! Go for it :)

As for strength training, do you have a buddy that can go with you? It helps to pass the time, and you can spot each other.

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