Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Training has officially begun!

This is the first official week of my training plan for the 2011 Bayshore Marathon. So far I feel like I'm a *little* ahead of the game (on purpose) because I never really quit training after my marathon in October. My weekend long runs have been 8, 10, or 12 miles, and my three midweek runs are usually 4-6 miles each. Once in awhile I will toss in another easy run of 3-6 miles. Hopefully with what I feel like is a stronger base going into this training schedule, I won't have to be as strict as I was last summer/fall.

I haven't quite decided if I will continue my "peanut butter cup before any 10+ mile run" regimen or not. It certainly didn't *hurt* my training last time; my weight hovered in the same 5lb range the whole time, but it wasn't exactly a clean fuel option. Of course, a splurge here and there is a solid part of my routine... so we'll see. I might wait until the weather gets a bit warmer to reinstate that; eating a giant cup of ice cream when 30* feels like a heat wave isn't all that appealing.

Are you planning for any big events this spring? Fitness-related or otherwise. :)


  1. I have a half marathon in May. My training starts in a few weeks! :-)

  2. I too have just started training for my half in May.

  3. I started a 10k training program and I'm running a 5k in march! wahoo!

  4. Sweet! Good luck, everyone! :)