So my first marathon is less than 6 weeks away. This weekend will be my longest run yet. 20 miles!!!
My training started off great around June. I made sure I did every run on my schedule. I cross-trained with Pilates 3 or 4 times a week and an ab workout twice a week. My runs felt good and I actually enjoyed the long runs. Surprisingly I was a lot looser than I thought I would be and my breathing was great. That’s all probably because of the Pilates.
Then schedules changed. AAAHHH!!! For the past month or so I’m luck if I get 2 runs in per week and cross training is out the door. My long runs are still not too bad but I can definitely feel the tightness in my body when I’m done, especially my right hamstring. EEK!! I purchased a foam roller that I try to use at least before and after my long runs.
I’ve decided that I MUST get my miles in any way possible. And running for a cause (pancreatic cancer) is added motivation. So I’ve been trying to break them down even if it means running 3 miles during lunch than 2 miles during my little brother’s football practice. October is my last chance so it is on and poppin.
So by sharing this last month’s journey with all of you I think I’m more likely to get my workouts in. As a mommy, I HAVE to learn to make things happen for me.
So here are my marathon training goals for the month of October:
- Get In My Miles
- Cross train at least twice a week
- Junk food especially ice cream no more than
twiceonce per week and
- STRETCH! STRETCH! STRETCH!
So there it is. I’ve put it out in the universe. My race goal is 4hrs 30mins.
26.2 HERE I COME!!