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Marathon Training Week 1 Recap (PICS)


Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Last Wednesday, I officially started my marathon training. I have chosen to follow Hal Higdon's Marathon 3 plan because it is 24 weeks long (instead of the usual 18) and it only has 3 days of running. So far I like the program but I am only a week into it!


Workout #1: 3.2 Mile Easy Run (This is after the run)


Workout #2: 45 minute bike (which ended up being 8 miles). I hadn't been on my bike since I was pregnant with AMC (he will be 3 in October) so it felt great to be back in the saddle.


Workout #3: 3 Mile Pace Run. This run was supposed to be at my marathon pace but seeing as it was so hot at the time of my run, it fell short of that. Even so, I worked very hard and pushed myself on the run.


Workout #4: 6 mile long run. Again because of the temperature, I was not able to run it as fast as I had hoped. I have to figure out some things regarding my nutrition and hydration. I did not eat enough breakfast for this run. Scott and the kids met me after my run. I really enjoy having them there because it is a huge motivation to hear "Go Momma!'


The kids getting in on the stretching action


This guy right here...This is my support crew chief. I would NOT be able to work towards this marathon without him.


Workout #5: 60 minutes of crosstraining. Found myself on my bike again since I enjoyed it so much during Workout 2. Ended up riding 11 miles.
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EMMACLAIRE5 6/10/2014 3:45PM

    WTG!! Keep up the great work :-)


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LIVESTRONG2010 6/6/2014 4:47PM

    First week looks like a success to me emoticon
Love the picture of you and the kids and to hear that you are using your bike as cross training. Maybe I'll have to give that a try to get back on the bike.
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Teresa


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BILL60 6/5/2014 6:56AM

    You go, girl!

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MAVERICKDR 6/5/2014 6:33AM

    You are going to do great. What a positive attitude. Keep working hard!

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MCJULIEO 6/4/2014 7:27PM

    Love, LOVE the photo of the kids stretching! You are such a great role model!

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FITWITHIN 6/4/2014 6:40PM

    I hope that your training will continue to go well for you. Love all the pictures you shared of you and your family. Keep up the great work! emoticon

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