Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great 4th! We had a blast! It ended up just being Keith and me for the whole day! Which was great because July 4th holds such special places in both of our hearts. 🙂 For those of you who missed it, Keith and I started dating on July 4, 2004 and then Keith proposed on July 3, 2005. So July 4th weekend always makes us happy! 🙂 We did some yard work and just had some good one on one time. Then we headed to the lake around 8:00p.m. for some awesome fireworks!!
Did you get to see fireworks this July 4th?
This morning we both took the day off from work! YAY! And we slept in! It felt so nice so to not be waking up at 4:30! Believe me…as much as I love my job I also don’t mind a day to sleep in. It makes me feel so rebellious! haha! Well today is a BIG day for me because today marks day 1 of marathon training for the NYC Marathon! Woot! Woot! I am going to be using the following schedule. Modified slightly. I always take Sunday as my rest day so I bump everything back 1 day in order to do my long runs on Saturday mornings and have my rest day be Sunday. Make sense?
Marathon Training Schedule
I love this schedule. It works really well for me and since I have done it before and have had success I don’t see a need to change. So…I will keep everyone posted but I am very excited. The hard part for my is going to be cutting back on my mileage. I mean last week I ran 54 miles and as you can see the longest mileage week is week 14 at 46 miles. So it will be a HUGE challenge for me to not overtrain (which seems to be a major problem for me). But hopefully having a schedule in front of me and focusing on the bigger goal (NYC) will keep me on track from going overboard. I know injuries occur (as evidenced by this last 6 weeks) by overtraining and I need to remember that!
Are you an overtrainer?
Alright…I am out. I gotta go run my 6 miles for day 1 of MARATHON TRAINING! I feel so backwards right now…blogging before I run…what a strange feeling. I hope everyone enjoys their day as I know most of you are still on vacation! NICE!
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