The week of April 25th I got in 2 strength training days along with a 4 mile run. I ran in the Illinois Marathon 5k that Saturday and my time was 26:41. Not my best but definatley not my worst! For the first 1/2 mile I was unable to get up to my pace with all the zig zagging around the walkers...yes I said the walkers! I'm sorry but common sense would tell you (at least from my perspective) that walkers would start at the BACK of the runners. Hmmmm...apparently I wasn't dealing with very bright people. I was so aggarvated through this race! But, it was cool finishing on the 50 yard line in the U of I stadium! It was also Ann's first race and seeing her face coming into the stadium was priceless. She had such a blast and I am just glad I was there to see it!
The following week I got in a total of 14 miles along with 1 day of strength training. My running for the past few weeks has been difficult. Physcially I have been exhausted and mentally my head has not been in the game. Saturday I went to pick up my training packet from Chicago Endurance Sports. I am super pumped to begin my marathon training program!
Two good weeks of traning and hoping I can continue this trend!
My blog will follow my running journey up to and through my 1st Marathon... Chicago 2010! You will read about my inspirations, PRs (hopefully!), and of course my struggles. So feel free to share your stories as well!