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Marathon Training: First Month Down

The first month of marathon training has come and gone, and I have discovered a couple of things about my training schedule:

  • My vacations/weekends away have interrupted training more than I thought they would help training. Yes, I could run whenever I wanted while I was on vacation, but the actual travel part wrecked havoc on my miles logging. I missed two long runs; one because I was coming back from AC and was exhausted and one because I did something to my back that caused me to be sidelined.
  • I am lucky if I get in two weekday runs. At first it was all about hitting everyday no matter what, but then work and other obligations got in the way. Tuesdays are no problem, Thursdays are my rough days.
  • I needed to cut out my personal training. As much I love working out with Leslie Ann I was exhausted. My legs wanted to give out on me, and it made getting in my miles even harder because I just wanted to not run on running days.
  • Yoga is absolutely necessary (so are massages). No matter how much I stretch before and after my runs, I need that little extra. I am going to look into joining a studio to get that additional yoga love going on...since my DVDs at home are little more intensive than just extra stretching.

Mid-way through August, and I feel like I haven't even started the climb up the very big hill that is preparing for this marathon.


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