Saturday, January 8, 2011

My return to work-out land

First of all, I'm now officially registered to run my VERY FIRST MARATHON! Yes - 26.2 miles of running! On May 15 I'll be running the Cleveland Marathon. :-)

Now, the training needs to begin - from the very beginning. See, I took off from working out for a few weeks. Four to be exact. On December 5th I ran my furthest ever, 15.5 miles, and then I took some time off. Some by choice / some because I had to, but I'm okay.

Fast-forward to Jan 3. I began with some walking. At first it was slow, but then I got it up to 3.6 mph on the treadmill.
Mon - 1.6 miles
Tue - 2 miles
Wed - 3.4 miles
Thur - 3.56 miles

Then on Friday I was set free.
Run 1 mile (12 min.) and Bike 6 miles (30 min.)
No record times here, but it sure felt good to sweat again.

Today: 3 miles of running on the treadmill. Before getting off, I got the speed up to 6 mph. So, for at least one minute I was going at a 10 min per mile pace. :-)

Here is what I'm now working towards:

AND One of these:


  1. Awesome! I'm glad to here to signed up for the full marathon! I am running the half :) If you would like a pacer at the end, (mile 17+) let me know ill be there!!

  2. Wow! Congrats on doing a marathon. I'll be interested to see your training plan.

  3. YAY!!! That sounds like you are doing great - I am so excited for your marathon. You are going to do awesome.

  4. Woohoo, you go sweetie! Enjoy the training! Long runs are sooo much better with company!

  5. Yay a marathon!!! You will love it and will do great. Nice job on getting back into training.