I can’t believe it – I completed my first week of marathon training – only 17 more to go :-0
Week 1 was good, although I didn’t follow the plan exactly. I was tired, exhausted, and decided to skip bootcamp on Thursday and Friday, ran longer Saturday and skipped my 3 miler on Sunday.
I also came to a conclusion, I am going to stop going to bootcamp. The class times make me late to work, and after work is family time for me. I am hoping this decision will make me less tired and can focus more on my running. I will throw in one day of cross – hopefully yoga!
Here is a summary for week 1
And what’s up next!
Not sure I trust my scale anymore, it jumped around all week. I will go to weight watchers on Saturday for my official weigh-in.
So this is it! Week 1 of the craziness starts today. I chose to sleep in this morning due to some family medical drama last night, so I will be running this evening.
Starting weight: 148
So this is a big year for me – turning 30 on July 30th! Since completing the RWRunstreak on July 4th, I have lost a lot of my running motivation. In order to get back into the groove, I am creating a challenge for myself:
It is very similar to the RWRunstreak, except its 30 days instead of 38. I will attempt to run a minimum of 1 mile a day for 30 days. For my previous challenge, I ran a total of 85 miles in 38 days. I would like to beat that mileage for my challenge.
Already off to a good start, day 1 completed yesterday with a 2.29 mile run pushing Lillian with the NoDa Brewing Run Club.
I won’t blog my results every day, I will do a summary, either every 5 or 10 days.
I hope you all follow along!
So I did it! I ran 38 days straight, with a minimum of 1 mile. On day 36 I said I would continue the streak until Labor Day. On what would have been day 39, I decided I needed some rest.
So here are the stats of my running for 38 days:
Days complete: 38
Total miles run: 85.09
It was fun and I definitely liked the challenge. There were a few days I would have totally given up had I not started blogging about it. I am pretty impressed with myself. So much so, that I am working on a new challenge that started yesterday, post to come!
So glad to be home – I missed this girl
Finally caught up, almost.
Day 10 was my fastest pace yet 8:33! It was a shorter run, 1.3 miles, but even still, awesome to hit a pace like that!
Day 11 was my last run in Hickory. I decided to run around downtown again, getting in a very hot and hilly 3.0. I couldn’t wait for this run to be over!
Days complete: 11/38
Days 7-9 were a blur. Sunday (7) was such a busy day. I traveled to Hickory for work, arriving around 10 so I did one quick mile on the dreadmill and forgot to take a picture.
Day 8 we got out of work early, so I squeezed in a longer run – 4 hilly miles around Hickory. Beautiful “downtown” area to run around, but man, the street names are confusing!
Day 9 I ran around the hotel. I planned the run using Garmin Connect, hoping for 2.7 miles, but only ended up with 2.03. I don’t understand the difference. Anyone else have this problem?
Days complete: 9/38