My plan was to follow Hal Higdon’s Marathon Training program exactly as it was perscribed on his website.
On Tuesday, Day #1 of my training, I laced up my running shoes and prepared for a late night jog. I downloaded the iMapMyRun+ application to my Smart Phone and ran my scheduled 2 miles . . . or so I thought. When I woke up the next morning, I read my last blog post, The Running Brothers Are Back!!! only to realize I was supposed to run 3 miles. As Rick Perry would say . . . Oops!
So, on the first day of training I already had veared away from my training program and on Wednesday I continued to procrastinate on my 5 mile run until I convinced myself it was ok not to do it at all.
On Thursday, my brother met up with me and we ran the 5 miles I was supposed to run on Wednesday and skipped the 3 miles I was supposed to do on Thursday entirely.
Saturday was a busy day, so Rocky and I decided to do our long run on Sunday after our soccer game. We were tired but still managed to work up enough energy to go on our run. Half way through the run the rain came and did not stop the rest of the way. It was a downpour, but we continued on and completed our 8 mile run on Sunday.
Although I had the best of intentions, I failed to follow through the program completely. But, I suppose it’s definitely better than nothing. I plan on making up the three miles I missed last week. So, with that in mind, here is my training schedule for Week #2.
- Tuesday = 4 miles
- Wednesday = 6 miles
- Thursday = 4 miles
- Saturday = 9 miles
*I added one mile to each day of the week to compensate for the 3 miles I missed last week. Hopefully I’ll do a better job sticking to the training schedule this week then I did in Week #1
Something is definitely better than nothing. Good luck next week!
Mike, thanks for the words of encouragement. It’s more difficult to get motivated to run then I originally expected.