July 26, 2010

Marathon Monday!

Hi everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I'm back from the Peach State and boy did I have a great weekend! If any of you have ever played Pub Golf before, I'm disappointed that you didn't tell me about it because it is fantastic!

Today begins my first, albeit belated, Marathon Monday post! Now that I'm back from the heat, humidity and hills of Atlanta where I got in a few good runs, I can start sharing my training!

I'm currently in Base Trainining mode for the Philadelphia Marathon in November. After taking 4 weeks off of running due to a knee injury, I've been working at building a base of mileage so I can start my real training. I'm taking it slow so as to avoid injury and today marks Week 3 of Base Training. Week 1 gave me 4 easy 2-mile runs, totaling 8 miles for the week. Week 2 gave me 2 2-milers and 2 3-milers, totaling 10 and this week will give me a 3.5-miler, 2 2-milers and a 4 miler totaling 11.5 miles for the week. I've been feeling great so far and have been doing a good job at icing my knee after each run and really resting on my rest days.

I have 2 more weeks of Base Training where I'll build up to 9 miles to start my Training Cycle and in the mean time, I'm just cross-training and taking ot easy.

So this week's plan is:
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: 3.5 miles
Wednesday: Cross-Training
Thursday: 2 miles
Friday: Cross-Training
Saturday: 2 miles
Sunday: 4 miles

I feel good about this week. I've done a great job at sticking with my schedule over traveling the past 2 weeks and only missed 1 x-training session, so I'm confident about getting all of my workouts in this week and building up my cross-training sessions.

Goals for this week:
-Run in the early morning for one of my training runs.
-Build up to 30 minutes during a cross-training session.

And now that I'm back home, I can catch up on what I've missed with all of you over the past week and a half! And of course, I'll drop in a post this week (with pictures!) about DC and Atlanta!

Cheers everyone!


  1. Good job - sounds like you are doing great!

  2. Great job! Good luck getting back into it again after the injury!

  3. Good luck twinny!! Glad you are getting back in to the swing of things!!

  4. Look at you go! You continue to inspire my workout - THANK YOU!!

    Thanks so much for joining the Mingle Monday party - can't wait to see which 2 blogs you recommend!


    [Life of Meg]

  5. Welcome back! It sounds like you're starting smart! I love your plan!


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