Marathon Training (and oh, how things have changed in one year!)
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Its hard to believe that a year ago I was writing this post: www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
I clearly was anxious about running for a whole 3 minutes at a time. Oh my, how far I've come since then! I can run for an hour now and my partner and I are training for a 10k, Half-Marathon, and Marathon all at the same time! (ultimately, we're training for the Disney Marathon, but are also incorporating the other races to add some extra flair and fun to the training program).
We are following the program outlined by Jeff Galloway specifically FOR the Disney Marathon. I love it SO much (which, btw, I thought I would HATE). The run/walk method brings me back to my C25k roots and truly does make distance running much more reasonable.
Today was the second "Long Run" of Marathon training. It was 4 miles, which is literally the longest distance I have ever run/jog/walked in my entire life. It was a great run though! Kristen and I opted for a treadmill run (BLAZING hot here in NYC today) and did run-walk interval sections of 1-1-2-1-4-1, using 3.3 for walking and 4.3 for running. We finished the 4 miles in 59 minutes, putting us at a very respectable 14:45 pace. We were actually only aiming for a 16 minute pace, so what a nice surprise! I felt great all throughout the run and stayed nice and relaxed!!