Today I have begun training for the Cleveland 1/2 marathon on May 16th. I'm going to be sharing with you and through blogs about the training and the marathon. This a first for me and I am very excited about it. I began my running in 2009 and completed a 5k. I remained consistent with running the entire year. Doing any exercise consistently for that long is something that I have never done.
I have taken a 12 week training program and expanded it to 19 weeks. Due to my husband's schedule (who is going to run with me), our program is set up for the longest runs of the week to always be done on Saturdays. Here is basically what the training schedule looks like:
Sundays - strength training
Mondays - medium run (starts at 3 miles)
Tuesdays - shorter run(starts at 2 miles)
Wednesdays - medium run (same length as Monday) AND strength training
Thursdays - REST day
Fridays - cross training day(starts at 30 minutes)
Saturdays - long run (starts at 4 miles)
I have also set a goal to lose 40 pounds in the first 6 months of 2010. I think this kind of training should help me with that goal.
| current weight: 270.0