Sunday, April 11, 2010

NYC Training Week 1

To keep myself honest about my training for the New York City Marathon, I'm going to post my training log each Sunday. Right now, my distances may not seem like a lot, but I'm finally managing to run consistently every week, which has been a struggle in and of itself. My running also feels a lot better, yesterday's run notwithstanding. I feel like I'm actually running, not staggering along, gasping for air.

Tuesday - 4 miles, laps in the neighborhood
Thursday - 3.75 miles, 45th Street loop (I like this basic loop, but I have to make it longer)
Saturday - 4 miles, at the Trail (planned to go 5, but I started wheezing)

The best part about running consistently is that I'm feeling more like myself. Being able to get out in the morning and do something just for myself makes the chaos of the rest of the day easier to handle.

My goal for Week 2 is to squeeze in 4 runs, which will be tough since I'll be out of town Saturday for another one of Ella's climbing competitions.

4 comments:

rebecca said...

You probably know this but just in case: Runner's World has a route finder for when you're traveling. I've never used it, but it seems like it might be helpful. I realize when you're at competitions with the kids you probably can't sneak off to run but I thought I'd mention it just in case.

http://traininglog.runnersworld.com/tools/find_maps

My coffeemaker broke this morning. I cannot be responsible for the poorly worded rambling nature of this comment. Other days, I have no excuse ;-)

Donna said...

You go girl! Mpmyrun.com is also really helpful for finding and measuring new routes.

anymommy said...

I'm so excited for you. What a great thing to do. I'll be routing for you in your training and on the big day!

Baino said...

Good on you. I couldn't run for a bus these days. Trust me 4 miles, that's about 8.8kms is a huge run!