Day One

This morning, I began the first day of my marathon training plan. The plan I’m following is from “Train Like A Mother” by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea. Since this is my first marathon, I’m not going to try to run fast – I’ll just be happy to finish! My pace lately has been just under 9 minutes/mile but it was over 10 this morning. The 4 strides at the end made it look like my pace was faster, but not by much. The temperature was one degree above zero when I ran past the bank so that may have had more than a little to do with my slowness. I kept telling myself that if I ran faster, I could get home and into a hot shower faster but my legs weren’t listening.

Miles: 3.55
35 minutes
9.52 min/mile
3 miles plus 4 strides

Work provides free exercise classes Monday-Thursday and a friend is teaching the Zumba class on Monday’s so I also went to that. It was a fun workout, but definitely showcased my extreme lack of coordination!