Training Update

Over the last six weeks I have run a total of 88 miles for my pre-marathon training plan.  The purpose of this plan was to prepare me for the next 16 weeks of training that starts with a 10-mile base.  I am there and feel really strong and ready for my next hurdle.

Today was day one of the “official” marathon training plan.  At 11 am I ran four miles in the heat along a trail in Delaware.  Overall, my plan called for an 8:48 per mile.  In the words of my Runner’s World Personal Trainer Plan, “for the next few weeks, you’ll log most of your runs at this pace.  It will help you develop the base of cardiovascular strength you need to take on speedwork later in training.” 

Here are today’s stats:

4 miles, 35:03 (8:45:45 pace), 469 calories

Up next:  repeat of today’s workout

About mileoneandcounting

I'm a young professional living in the Washington, DC area. Since moving here in 2007 I have honed a passion for running and fitness. Growing up I played soccer and softball (and tested track & field for one year). After college I ran a few 5K races, but running was really only a means to staying in shape for me. Never in my wildest imagination had I thought I'd ever run a marathon, let alone three. Nor did I think I'd get the running bug after doing so, but I'll admit I'm hooked! Over the years my blog has grown into so much more than a running blog though. Sometimes I have deep thoughts. Other times I'm simply sharing a training story or a review of a product. Here's the place where you'll learn about me through my many adventures--even I enjoy going back to re-read some posts from time to time. I've also been able to hone my love for health and wellness through my business called IDLife which stands for Individually Designed Life. I'd love to help inspire you to live your best life yet so please don't hesitate to reach out to me and may my words resonate with you. See you on the trails...
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