Once there was a girl who ran a lot. And then she kind of lost motivation. She had a baby too. At some point last summer when her baby was mostly sleeping through the night, she thought it would be a good idea to sign up for a (local) marathon next spring. Then the baby stopped sleeping through the night and she struggled to run consistently.
That girl is me. And I really did sign up for a marathon this past June. I have about 15 weeks to train. Luckily for me, I ran several races in a row and didn’t just stop once that last 12k was over.
My goal for the next few months is to blog about my training. Hopefully that’ll keep me a little more motivated to keep it up. So let’s get started.
This past week I ran 3 times. A week ago Saturday, I “accidentally” ran 7.2 miles. How did I accidentally run you might be wondering? Well, I set out to run 6 with a friend, and before we knew it, we were at a point that when we turned to go back to her house, we were further than we realized. I was sore that day, but not the next, which was nice.
Last week, I ran on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.
Wednesday – 3 miles
Thursday – 3 miles
Saturday – 5 miles
Monday – 2 miles
I had higher hopes to run between 6 and 8 miles at some point, but I just couldn’t do it mentally. I’m meeting up with Suzanne (I think!) this weekend, so I’ll definitely be running more.
The race: Asheville Marathon (on Biltmore Estate) on March 3.
Training goals for the next 15 weeks:
Run more than once a week (goal of 3 times a week)
Add strength training back into my routine
Finish faster than 5:30.
Finish without having to visit the ER.