Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Marathon Training - Week 15 of 30

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I'm training for my first marathon, which will be the White Rock Marathon in Dallas on December 4, 2011. My training week runs from Monday to Sunday. Today is Monday (actually yesterday was Monday), which means the beginning of a new training week!

First, a quick review of last week (week 14):
  • Monday - scheduled rest - completed
  • Tuesday - 3 mile run - completed
  • Wednesday - 5 mile run - completed
  • Thursday - 3 mile run - completed
  • Friday - scheduled rest - completed
  • Saturday - 9 mile run - completed
  • Sunday - 1 hour cross-training - spent the evening at a water park (trust me, it counts)
  • Total distance run - 20 miles
Pretty good week last week, even got some rain for the first time in a long time. Not much else to say. Week 14 is in the books.

Now on to this week - Week 15 (Week 3 of Hal Higdon's Novice 2 program):

This is week 15 of 30!  I'm half way there!

This week I also celebrate 15 years of marriage! 

Love you hon! Thanks for 15 great years!

Yet another fairly easy week this week. This week feels like the calm before the storm, because after this week the miles start getting pretty insane pretty fast. I'll be honest - I've had my share of doubts creeping into my head over the past few days as I've been looking ahead on the training schedule. But then I think back on how many other times the end-of-the-schedule miles seemed impossible at the beginning, but completely do-able (albeit challenging) once I got there. So, I'm constantly reminding myself to take it one run at a time. And I'm watching Spirit of the Marathon on a regular basis.

Here's what's on this week's schedule:
  • Monday - scheduled rest
  • Tuesday - 3 mile run
  • Wednesday - 5 mile pace run
  • Thursday - 3 mile run
  • Friday - scheduled rest
  • Saturday - 6 mile run
  • Sunday - 1 hour cross-training
  • Total running mileage - 17 miles

Have a great week!

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1 comment:

  1. Great job Brian!!! You are truly an inspiration especially in this heat. Keep up the great work! Happy Anniversary!