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Week 1 done!

So as previously mentioned, I'm following the run/walk program from Marathoning for Mortals. I'm already confused and worried about how it'll end up because the program has rest days on all the Sundays ... except for the last Sunday, which is when they show the race will be. I do like having rest days on Sundays since those are so hectic anyway ... but my race is going to be on Saturday. Seriously? I'm already worried about months from now when I have to figure up how to either just drop a running day or drop a rest day so that Sundays remain rest days and I finish the program on the correct day. My mind amazes me sometimes ... and usually not in good ways.

And I weighed myself before this thing started. I know I probably won't lose weight on this journey, but hey, if I do ... score!


This is all for my own benefit and notes for future training - read on for utter boredom.
Week 1 - run/walk program -- all times include 5 min of walking to warm up and 5 minutes o…

Marathon Training begins!

It's here ... the moment I've been dreading anticipating ... the first run of training for my first marathon. I did it though! Had to mop up the sweat from the base of the treadmill at the Y but don't care much about that. :)

Me ... about 2 minutes into a 35 minute run/walk.
I haven't really done diddly since the half on April 30. I mean, my mileage total for May was 9.9 miles ... not even 10 miles! Matt and I went out for a run on Memorial Day weekend but even starting at 7:30 a.m., it was so muggy that day that we only did about 3 miles. I even thought about going out on May 31st to do some sort of run to at least get me up to double digits, but that train of thought died at the station.

The first part of June found me getting back to walking the Big Four Bridge almost daily at work and that helps. I need that hour walk more for my sanity than for any training/exercise. There is an old treadmill I can use at work on days that it's rainy or if it'll be too hot/…