Yep, today was the day! Marathon training began!
I have been thinking about this day for months. I have looked at my plan for weeks. I think about running the marathon almost every time I run. I was ready for today to be here!
I have a 16 week plan.
I will run 5 days a week with an optional 6th day each week.
Week 9 will be the first time I run 50 miles in a week. It will be the first time ever!!
My highest weekly mileage will be 54 miles and that will occur twice.
I am scheduled to run a 26.2km run in February. It is a simulator marathon, but in kilometers. I am also running it at race pace...yikes!!
In total I am scheduled to run 673.7 miles in 16 weeks. At minimum I will run 613.7 miles.
Marathon day is 3/3/12...that is a super cool date!
Of course, this assumes my body cooperates and I remain injury free. I say BRING IT ON!!