Today was Day 1 of the official training for the marathon. I feel really good, legs really strong, not out of breath and the desire to keep going once I stopped (in running shape as I like to call it). I ran 4 miles in the heat--if its not raining its hot..go figure-- Anyway, 4 miles, pretty hilly (these hill should help me later!) took right around 40 mins. After I build up the miles I am going to work on breaking this 10 min mile pace.
Here is how my program will look this week.
Run 3 on Monday
Run 5 on Tuesday
XTrain on Wednesday
Run 4 on Thursday
XTrain on Friday
Saturday and Sunday off because I am headed to Erin's bachelorette party!
Total miles: 12
Also, going to change up the diet. Keep the sugar count down --def. no soda or candy and stay away from all things sweet including Sonic :( Drink at least 80 oz--a new water bottle should help--Thanks Steve!
On my XTrain days, I will work on P90X (if it stops skipping), ride my bike, walk with friends and hopefully get some strength training in.
Every day will be push-ups and sit ups.
Now about the layout of the blog. Since its seems so hard for me to update everyday I will be updating the week's plan on Sundays and giving the update throughout the week...
Stay tuned--the fun has just begun!