Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Once More Into The Breach.

And here we go again. This week marked the beginning of my sixteen week training program for the Revel City Canyon Marathon on November 7th.

This is my running plan. It's not particularly aggressive, but it is enough to get me ready to run the 26.2 miles.

Fun fact: This marathon is mostly downhill, and that is going to work just fine for me right now.

Having been out of the running game for months now, starting back on the roads caused a lot of pain for me in my shins. The treadmill is a more forgiving surface, so my first month of training will be done exclusively indoors. That also allows me to work the treadmill decline to simulate closer the downhill slope of the marathon course.

Day 01 - Three miles.
They weren't pretty, but I got them done.
And I was faster than I had been for months,
so I'm feeling good about that. 

Beyond the running, my biggest challenge will be my eating. Over the last year, I have really allowed myself way too much junk food and empty calories, and my weight reflects that. I have no one but myself to blame, but the upside is that fixing that behavior is also completely within my control.

I will be using Runkeeper to track my activity, MyFitnessPal to track my eating, and this blog to capture all the glory (and pain) of this training.

I have already run six full marathons, so I know what is ahead of me. It will be long miles and a brutal day of running. But if I stick with my plan, respect the training, and eat within my calorie range, I can be as best prepared as possible for Revel City Canyon.

I got this.

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