Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Strengthening Phase

  I am still iffy in what I will be able to do by October 2nd.....I have that Sunday off so I will be able to run it's just could I be marathon ready? I know long runs are absolutely essential! This Thursday I will run at least a six miler. That would be my longest run in a long, long time! Sad. Yet I've been whittling down the flab/fat and am beginning to look like a long distance runner again. I'm establishing a solid base of miles and have begun the strength phase of training. I did 17X short hill (1 tenth mile 7% grade) and my pace and times were excellent. I hope to begin building a long run into the program beginning this Thursday. I'm gonna try!! I will shoot for about a 60-70 minute effort on Thursday. Why do I care about running a marathon so much? I know I do care but to answer that Q is not easy? Complicated....I do still believe I can break 4 hrs but I'd have to get really skinny!:) Peace!

2 comments:

Marlene said...

Good on ya, slimming down and getting stronger!

Must be that mysterious allure of the marathon...

Jill said...

It'd be worth the effort to find out, don't you think? :)

Rough week

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