Saturday, September 05, 2009

Marathon Training

I'm gearing up for the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon happening in January. I've been working a schedule for the past nine weeks.

There are four runs a week and one cross-training day in the plan I'm doing. For example, my week went Tuesday, three miles, Wednesday, five miles, Thursday, three miles, and Saturday, eight. Tomorrow I'll walk a couple of miles to stay loose. Monday and Friday are days off.

This will be my fifth marathon. I started the year I turned forty. If you can handle a three mile run, there's a good chance you could run a marathon if you worked a schedule like this.

This morning's eight mile run went well. I got an early start. It was cloudy all night which kept the temperature WAY down in the seventies this morning. This is my favorite of year in Florida. Except when we have the occasional hurricane.

run time: 1:20:53
run distance: 8.01 mi.
avg. pace: 10:05/ mi.
calories: 1289

1 comment:

Nate and Lindsey said...

We are training for a distance race also. You should check it out... I have dusted off the keyboard to document our training and the race. It is called the Ragnar Relay. It goes from Tarpon Springs to Daytona...