I’ve decided that I’m going to attempt to train for my first Marathon. I’ve run plenty of ½ Marathons over the last few years, but now it is time to try for a full. (And, finally earn the “Marathon” part of Mountain Mama Marathoner.) I’ve picked a race weekend in early June and have calculated that it is 24 weeks away. Yippee!!!
Since I’m the type of person who does best with a dedicated training schedule – I’ve re-discovered and bookmarked the link to Hal Higdon’s website. Using his training plan as a base, I’m going to combine the Novice 1, Novice 2, and Intermediate 1 plans and create my own weekly training schedule. Exciting!!!!
Today was an unseasonably warm day in Colorado, especially in mid-December. My pup and I headed out to a trail and ran 4 miles in 43:39 (pace 10:54 min/mi). It had a decent hill on the trail route giving me an elevation gain of 679.1 – not bad. The time is always a little “off” when I run with my dog. There are a few more stops and distractions, but it is worth it to have my best running pal on the trail with me!!
Now, on to yoga!