Monday, April 21, 2014

Marathon Monday - Week 1

Marathon Monday is going to become a new feature on my blog.  I started training for my first 1/2 marathon last week.  My husband is a marathon runner and I am...NOT.  I've completed several sprint distance triathlons, but I am a swimmer and biker who struggles through the 5K run at the end of every triathlon. (The Marathon Monday photo above is from the run portion of a triathlon.)  I have run several 5Ks and a few 4 mile races, but a 4 miler is the longest run I have ever completed.  I am signing up for a 5K run over the Fourth of July.  I am looking for a 10K sometime in August and I am registering for the Columbus half marathon on October 19th.  I will post a weekly update on my training to help keep myself motivated.

Last week was the first week of my 12 week 5K training program.  I completed the following:

Tuesday 4/15 - 2.06 miles in 22 minutes
Wednesday 4/16 - 2.78 miles in 30.36 minutes
Friday 4/18 - 2.75 miles in 30 minutes
Saturday - 2 miles in 20 minutes

My husband is getting ready to start his 6th consecutive Boston Marathon.  Every year is supposed to be his last, but something about Boston convinces him to register every year.  Maybe it is the special 26.2 brew Sam Adams only makes for the marathon....

Or catching a Red Sox game...

Or perhaps just the thought of adding another one of these to his collection:

 2014 Boston Marathon Results

His goal is always to finish in under 3 hours.  You can't get any closer than this. 2 hours 59 minutes and 59 seconds.


Splittime of daytimediffmin/milemiles/h
Finish Net01:04:15PM02:59:5909:5107:148.31

The celebration has already begun.  Cheers!! 

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