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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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    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!
    1919 days ago
    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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    1919 days ago
  • SHEILA1505
    ST / Weights - focus on building the bone density rather than the tedium :)
    Well done!
    1919 days ago
    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.
    1919 days ago
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