If you guys haven’t had a chance to check out the New Year, New You feature on Rob yet, make sure you check it out. He has worked incredibly hard to get healthy and I loved sharing his story with all of you.
In other news, I have decided to start a new weekly post outlining my marathon training. It was inspired by Jen who is hosting a weekly link up for marathon (or other race) training posts. Now that I signed up for my very first marathon (eek! I still can’t believe it!), I need a way to stay accountable.
Each week I will post the previous week’s training (including both what my training plan called for and my actual mileage) along with the plan for the current week.
Given that this is Week 1 of my training, there is no mileage to report for last week (though I did run a total of 10 miles or so). The training schedule I found includes three days of running with the other spaces to be filled with cross training interval training, strength training, stretching, or rest. I’ll be adjusting those spaces as I go based on what my body is telling me to do. Without further ado, below is my training schedule for this week:
Tuesday: 5 miles
Wednesday: Rowing at gym
Thursday: 5 miles
Friday: Weight training
Saturday: Spinathon at YMCA (1 hour of spinning)
Sunday: 8 miles
Total mileage: 18 miles
In addition to my first week of training, this is also my first week of fundraising. As part of Team in Training, I will be raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. As I mentioned yesterday, I am running this race in memory of my cousin who lost her battle with leukemia just over a year ago, so the cause is very close to my heart. If you feel so compelled, please use this link to donate. I will also create a badge for my blog so you’ll easily be able to find the link if you want to donate some other time before I run the race in May. Thank you in advance to anyone who donates and to everyone for your support as I take on this new challenge!