So, I have been slacking in the blogging department. :-) The past two weeks I have stayed on track with my training.
The week of April 11th I got in 2 days of strength training along with 11 total miles. I also got CPR/AED certified so I am well on my way to becoming a personal trainer. I incorporated some speedwork into my runs and also started a new gym routine to break things up a bit. I was scheduled for a 5k on 4-18-10 but overdid it at the gym so decided to sit it out.
The week of April 18th I got in 2 days of strength training along with 13 total miles. I have noticed lately that I am struggling with the runs that I do outside. I don't know if I have grown too accustomed to the treadmill or what my deal is but I am trying to make a conscious effort to do all of my runs outside from here on out. My pace is improving from a 9min/mile down to 8:30min/mile. The pace itself is a good pace for me right now but once again I have to work on my breathing. I find myself out of breath and have a hard time getting a handle on it.
Overall, nothing too exciting in the past two weeks. I am staying on schedule and trying hard to be injury free. Next week I begin my marathon training! I am excited/nervous but ready to start getting into it.
I have a 5k scheduled for Saturday which I am hoping to do well in. I will also see my first marathon start in person at this race as well so I can see what I am in for in a few months!