yesterday i kicked off a 16-week marathon training program in prep for the 2008 rock 'n roll marathon in san antonio, texas. D-day, or marathon day, is november 16th.
this will be my first marathon & seeing how i normally take things of this nature to the extreme my coach, kristin, (who will be doing her first marathon in october of this year) helped me pick a training program that would allow me to relax more about the training & let me focus on the experience versus looking at this race as a competition or going after some specific time. i'll be running to run & enjoying the experiences along the way & on race day.
today i have my first training run which includes a 4 mile run combined with 4 minutes of up-hill running. i'm a bit bummed that i've got to start my first run off indoors but being on the treadmill will make it easy to get in the 4 minutes of up-hill running. i plan to run 1-minute on a very steep incline in between each mile. nothing wrong with the treadmill really; it allows me to catch up on what's been happening on the food network.