Marathon Training…Week 1


I have always wanted to do a marathon.  I know a weird thing to always want to do, but I’m weird like that.  It’s just like I had always wanted to do a triathlon.  I trained for several months and completed my first sprint triathalon in April 2006 and the next day I found out I was pregnant!!  4 weeks after that I found out I was pregnant with twins and my workout was restricted drastically.  I went from working out all the time, sometimes twice a day, to nothing at all.

Since the girls have arrived my workouts have been a little more relaxed.  Lot having to do with time.  As most mom’s out there can relate to. Last week, one of my co-workers talked to me about training for a marathon and possibly running in next years Orlando Disney Marathon.  It’s a little less then a year away so we both thought this would be enough time to train.  I have been running a lot since the girls were born.  Mostly because it’s a easy workout and the girls can come along with me since I have the wonderful jog stroller.  I usually run about 15 to 20 miles a week.  So it’s hard for me to think about running 26.2 miles!  However, anything is possible if you put your mind to it….right??

Today I logged onto Nike and they had a section for running and programs to help you start your plan towards running a marathon.  It’s a 25 week plan.  You can format it to what level you are at when you start your training.  I placed Intermediate 1 and my 1st week of training is:


Sunday 2/7 – 3 miles

Monday 2/8 – 2 miles

Tuesday 2/9 – 4 miles

Wednesday 2/10 - Off

Thursday 2/11 – Off

Friday 2/12 – 8 miles

Saturday 2/13 – Off 

Each Sunday I will post the weeks training program that Nike has provided for me.  I will also recap the previous week and the training that I accomplished and all the ups and downs.  Join me for these next 25 weeks.  I’m crossing my fingers I can do this all.  I’ll also post along the way other health and fitness tips and finds that Ihappen to run across.

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