Marathon Training - Schedule and Week 1
Today kicks off my marathon training for Rock n Roll San Diego on June 5th. Unfortunately, I woke up to a crying Paige who was on fire...
Ugh... then I was faced with the ultimate dilemma...
To eat or not to eat? You see, I want to lose 10 lbs before my marathon. I've been at a weight plateau for over a year, and it's time to drop the last 20. So I'm splitting the goal... 10 before June 5th marathon and another 10 before October 30th marathon. I hope I can do it. You KNOW I did the math. I have 112 days until the marathon and 10 lbs (35,000 calories), which means I have to cut approximately 300 calories a day. (Nevermind that I have pound cake with ice cream and chocolate sauce planned for Valentine's Day dessert.) Baby steps and a few GOOD decisions a day can get me there. And for the record, I did NOT eat a donut!
On to the important stuff... my friend and fellow runner, Libby, challenged me to put my training schedule out there. So here I am posting my planned training schedule for marathon #2.
The yellow are races (yes, I know, I know... but I love my races). The blue days will include TBD speedwork. The gray days are my Disney trip, so I went easy on myself.
So for this week, I have on the schedule
Monday: 3 + bodyworks class
And Monday has already started off bad because I can't take my class since I can't head to the gym with a sick kid. And, unfortunately, since I didn't know she was sick, I didn't get up early to get my run in before Peter left, which means home treadmill for today. I will try to update each Monday!!!