Monday, April 18, 2011

It's on!!

My official marathon training doesn't start until next month. I have just over a month of 'freedom' left. But I don't want to start from the beginning this season. Also, I want to perform better on this marathon than my first one. On top that, I'm a mentor for Team in Training this year. Which means I don't want to get my butt kicked on every team run this year. I'd like to at least be able to hold my own with my own mentees.  I probably still will get my butt kicked. But still, why not try?

So I started a half marathon training program today. It's a program for 'intermediate' runners and includes tempo runs, speed work and strength training.  Day one went ok. Weight lifting is boring and makes me tired. But, it'll be worth it to gain strength and eventually speed.

Kris and I signed up for another half marathon in July. It is 13 weeks out and my program is a 12 week program. So I almost have the timing right. :)

The half marathon is almost 6 hours away from where we live. We usually don't do 'destination runs' unless they are full marathons. But this one is ran at night!! How cool is that? It's in July in the CA inlands. So they HAVE to run it at night so people won't die in the desert heat. Cool.

The after party runs until mid-night and the medals? ...They glow in the dark! Oh yeah, Ima get me a glow in the dark medal!

Let's run!


Anonymous said...

And don't forget the beer garden afterwards! Hope they have more than Amstel Light. :)

Ron said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start for this running season. I'll be following you all the way--from the computer, sitting in a chair. Just reading about your training makes me tired.