Thursday, June 21, 2012

Marathon Training

Good morning!  Another beautiful day in Oregon, but don't get use to it tomorrow its back to June Gloom.  To say its been a crazy week would be putting it mildly, but the insanity is calming down and I had a really nice run this morning.  Plus its Friday eve!

Because of the insanity of this week I am way behind in all other things that need to be done, oh well I guess that is what the weekend will be for.  That and my long run on Saturday, 14 miles, it'll be my longest run which will probably become a reoccurring theme around here until I finally reach 26.2.  Speaking of marathon training, who is else is training for a marathon and which one?  I think Katie is mad at me for coming up with the idea to run the Portland Marathon this year...actually I think I am mad at myself! HA!  Well I was until I realized that I don't have to do anything I don't want to do and if I want to just give up before even trying than I can go right on ahead...not happening.  

Instead I got up this morning put on my big girl pants and had a great summer morning run.  I listened to MTA's podcast about Marathon Training and how not to let it get the best of you.  One thing they mentioned was to incorporate a medium length run into your weekly schedule.  This will help to keep the long run seem not so weighty and also help alleviate any dread you may be feeling about those miles...oh maybe that's just me.  So I am going to try and incorporate a longer mileage run somewhere during the week during this marathon training, probably 8-10 miles depending on what we are doing that weekend.  

Also they talked about my favorite activity....cross training.  SOOO ok fine I get it, its important, I give in!  So luckily Old Town Sherwood has a really awesome yoga studio that has opened up and offers some morning classes that are early enough for me to attend.    I have learned that if I don't do my workouts in the morning, I don't do them and that is basically how that goes.  

So I am learning quickly that as much as the physical training plays a part in getting ready for a marathon, about 60% of it for me is going to be a mental game.  And I will win.  

Who else is training for a marathon and can share any advice or tips?  

Any one else love Thursdays as much as me?  
Seriously it has been my favorite day of the week forever.   


  1. Hi there! Happy to have found your blog, as I just started training for a marathon (Marine Corps in October) and following your training will be great motivation:)

    1. That's awesome Katie, I've heard on a podcast that I listen to how great the Marine Corps Marathon is :) We'll be doing our marathons about the same time, fun!

  2. Good to know! I'm super nervous but excited:) Hope you had a good running weekend, had a good 8 mile run this am:)

  3. It's official... I registered last night for the Portland Marathon. It will be my first full marathon (my first half was last September). Thanks for the reminder about MTA - I was subscribed before my computer crashed but didn't remember to re-add it in iTunes on my Laptop.

    1. That is so exciting Geoff! It's going to be here before we know it! I really like MTA, sometimes Angie can be a little hard on her husband LOL!


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