Guys…I have a confession to make.
I totally fell off the wagon with my marathon training. I went really hard on week one and then it kind of fizzled out with being in Orlando and then we went up to Ryan’s family’s and then I just kind of didn’t keep at it. I’m notorious for this.
However, I am super determined to get back on track starting on Monday. Monday would be the 25-week mark and on the Hal Higdon program I was using, my long run for this week would be 4.5 miles. That’s super do-able!
So I’ve decided that I need to keep myself accountable. So, I worked up a new chart with my program (it’s the same program but I added in my personal races that I’ve got scheduled), printed it out and I’m sticking it to the fridge. Everyday that I do whatever is set for that day, I get to put a gold star sticker in the box (yes this is childish…no I don’t care. Sometimes ya’ gotta do whatever it takes to keep going, right?). I also told Ryan that he is allowed to hold me accountable for my mileage, no matter how annoyed with him I get. I also sent a copy to my best friend and she’s going to help keep me accountable as well. Yeah, I need a lot of help.
Last but not least, I’m going to be doing weekly training updates here on the blog. I’m never sure how readers feel about this, but honestly, if for nothing else, I’ll be holding myself accountable knowing that maybe someone out there is reading and following along with my journey from week to week!
So, to kick things off, you can download this 25 Week Marathon Training Program if you’d like to follow along or if you’re preparing for a marathon yourself, and I’m going to give you the down-low for this weeks scheduled runs:
Tuesday: 2 miles
Wednesday: 3 miles
Thursday: 2 miles
Saturday: 4.5 miles
Sunday: 30-minute walk
Until my week-1 update, friends!