Hello Saturday! Yes, I understand it’s already 4:30pm on Saturday, and it’s not even halfway through our day. Marathon training at its finest 🙂 Our weekends don’t “start” until after our long runs on the weekends. But we always welcome the remaining day and a half with open and welcome arms! 🙂
I have been continuing my yoga challenges of course (there are sooooo many right now!) and posting frequently on my Instagram if you care to take a peek 🙂
I wanna throw together a little update on how Patrick and I have been doing so far during our marathon training. This is, as a reminder, Patrick’s first marathon (YAY SO EXCITED) and my third (WHY AM I STILL DOING THIS). We decided on New Years Day to sign up together and to get 2016 going with a bang and a goal to be super fit and healthy 🙂
As of this morning, we officially passed our halfway point for our training. So far, our longest run has been 15 miles, and today we ran a half marathon together. Next week, the real fun begins 😉 With LONG distances and finally getting into 40-50+ miles per week before we hit the big day on May 22nd.
Both of us have had some “injuries” and some soreness, of course the kind that’s typical with long distance training and some soreness that isn’t so welcome. For me, hip and IT Band issues (as always and as expected) and for Patrick, some muscle issues with his calf. BUT aside from that, we are LOVING training. And are so happy that we have finally been able to run the majority of our miles outside. Running indoors after work and on weekends in the winter was rough. But with Spring coming soon, we get pavement, trails and sunshine! 🙂
I am so encouraged every day by running with him. He not only pushes me to run faster (he’s WAY faster than me naturally) but he also is helping me improve my form, posture, and even my breathing. I feel like a newly taught runner, not even kidding! I have learned so much more about my body and what works best for me after his advice; his experience and background running Track and Cross Country in high school and college has given him a huge leg up for this race. I cannot WAIT to see him cross that finish line (in pictures since he’ll obviously SMOKE me haha).
I even asked Patrick what his favorite part about marathon training is, and he said… committing to doing it together 🙂 And putting both of our minds and bodies to this challenge… is just the best feeling in the world 🙂
Thanks for reading this little recap 🙂 We will keep you posted of course as we go along the way!
What training plan are you following? Any awesome articles or programs you recommend??
Peace, Love, and Always Running ❤ xoxo