Angela, Tiffany, and I started talking about this little thing called a marathon. In November, I signed up and I was actually really excited!!! Now, in June. I’m nervous. What if I can’t do it? Tiffany and Angela are coming all the way to St Louis just to run!
Well yesterday, after MANY emails with Angela, I started to get really nervous. And then I decided I needed a plan. I went to Hal Higdon’s website for a running plan. All the way to October and the MARATHON! This plan goes all the way up to 20 miles!!! AHHHH WHATTT! The longest I have ever gone is 13.1. now 20 miles…that’s just insane.
Marathon Training Schedule: Novice 1
|1||Rest||3 m run||3 m run||3 m run||Rest||6||Cross|
|2||Rest||3 m run||3 m run||3 m run||Rest||7||Cross|
|3||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||3 m run||Rest||5||Cross|
|4||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||3 m run||Rest||9||Cross|
|5||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||10||Cross|
|6||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||7||Cross|
|7||Rest||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|8||Rest||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||Rest||Half Marathon|
|9||Rest||3 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||10||Cross|
|10||Rest||3 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||15||Cross|
|11||Rest||4 m run||8 m run||4 m run||Rest||16||Cross|
|12||Rest||4 m run||8 m run||5 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|13||Rest||4 m run||9 m run||5 m run||Rest||18||Cross|
|14||Rest||5 m run||9 m run||5 m run||Rest||14||Cross|
|15||Rest||5 m run||10 m run||5 m run||Rest||20||Cross|
|16||Rest||5 m run||8 m run||4 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|17||Rest||4 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||8||Cross|
|18||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||2 m run||Rest||Rest||Marathon|
I also got a TON of help from Angela who is making her “plan” more about intervals, long runs, and strength training, but not ALL about running. Which has helped a lot because I really don’t like running haha
It is true. If you would ask me to go on a run, I would. But I would much rather be swimming or biking ANY DAY.
So this morning, I knew I needed to get OUTSIDE and run. Lately, I have been doing more intervals on the treadmill. 3 miles later, I was a sweaty mess, but I still felt pretty good.
I also was sompletely covered in dust. Several hours later, it was time for a shower!
So for the marathon training, I am just going to take it one day. one week. at a time.