Tuesday, January 19, 2010

OKC Marathon Training Run #1

I just like to say "OKC Marathon Training run"....or to say, "I'm training for a marathon". Yep, that's right, I'm kind of a big deal. Yep, I AM tooting my own horn. :o)

After a bit of research and consideration I have chosen to go with Hal Higdon's Novice 1 Marathon Training Schedule. I am starting out about 4 weeks behind schedule but I don't think it will be a problem, I am jumping in at week 5 out of 18. The plan is not overwhelming or daunting, this week is 3/5/3/10. I will be participating in a local 10 Mile run (for $10) this Saturday! Can you say perfect timing!? I feel so confident that I can do this!!!

My run today was good. It was 60 degrees (WHAT? In January!) AND it was dry (WHAT? In January!). I had a busy morning, phone call from The Hubs (YAY!), lunch with an AMAZING friend who I have missed dearly (thanks Carrie, I am the one who should be thanking you. Your wisdom and strength amaze me), Dr. apt for my weekly blood test (UGH! Hopefully this was the last week?), then home. Once I got home I thought about not running, terrible way to start a marathon training. So I got dressed and was putting on my shoes when I got a text from who else but Mel-Tall Mom on the Run! I love this Tall Mom! I am going to have to hit her up for a lunch run date soon! I think this will be just what I need to keep my training fun.

Back to my run. I did three miles and it felt really good.
Mile 1 8:49
Mile 2 9:02
mile 3 9:30
I am happy with the times! We will see if I can hold the pace tomorrow in my 5 mile run.

Today I am grateful for:
Friends who aren't afraid to be honest and lend a listening ear.
That my Little Buddy is feeling better and does not have mono! Thank goodness!
My roommate. Without AN the RB here I would be beside myself with anxiety and boredom, thanks roomie! So glad you are here with me during this deployment.
My sister! Even though I keep missing your phone call it means a lot to me! (Man, I feel sappy tonight...).


  1. Congrats on starting a training program and on those times! Wahoo!!!

  2. Congrats! I used this same program for my first- it's definitely a good one and I don't think you will have any problem hitting the ground RUNNING from week 5!

  3. You ARE a big deal :) Really glad to hear things are going well!

  4. Yay! Congrats on the start of training! It IS a big deal and you SHOULD be tooting your horn! WTG!

  5. Alright!!! OKC!! You've chosen a good plan!

  6. It is a huge deal!!! I have heard wonderful things about that plan!! Great paces :-)

  7. Toot the horn all you want- you are a big deal!

  8. LOVE IT!! Tell everyone you meet, trust me, it is FUN!!

    Funny that my text came just before your run... Yes lunch run soon, I will send you directions to my hood.

    Look at those paces... If I wasn't doing to Fleet feet training I would do the $10 10 miler with you, sounds fun!

  9. Good luck on the 10 miles this weekend...what a deal! You will kick butt on that marathon training!

  10. I jumped into my marathon training plan at week 5 or 6, too. No problems. Good luck to you on your journey to your first! There's nothing like it!

  11. Hey Amanda! I'm actually doing Oklahoma City Marathon as well as the Rock N Roll Seatlle. Maybe we can meet up... always fun to have bloggy friends for support!!

    OKC will be my second parts of a double that weekend... so hopefully It will go well. I'm sure you'll do great!


  12. I have used Hals 15k training plan and i really liked it. Its easy to switch things around if the schedule gets busy but also gives you good workouts! Good luck with training!

  13. Thanks so much for your comment Amanda...it reassured me, as of course, I also run only for one person and that's, me. Running is definitely my therapy!

  14. Toot away on that horn. You deserve it.

    Have I told you that I'm sooo jealous you live close to running buddies!?!

  15. Hasn't the weather been amazing lately - unbelievable! You are going to rock your 10 miles this weekend!

  16. Congratulations on the marathon entry! I think Hal Higdon rules. Good luck following the plan. And I LOVE your blog title.

  17. What awesome weather! We have been stationed at Ft. Lewis Twice before and are moving back this summer. Been reading your blog for a while. I just finished my first marathon. Keep up with your schedule and you'll do awesome. So worth the reward and accomplishment.


  18. Great job on your run!

    Great your little one doesn't have mono!!!!

    Tall Mom is an awesome motivator.

    Enjoy your 5 miles tomorrow.

  19. Woohoo! That's the training plan I'm using, but I don't start till the last week of Jan. Also, I had to rearrange the days/mileage to fit it in the schedule.

    So glad you and your little guy are feeling better. Wasn't today GORGEOUS? Man, I hope spring comes sooner than later. :)

  20. Hey! Thanks for the shout out! I'm just now getting around to reading this. I'll call at inopportune times more often.

  21. okay, so don't think i'm a total ahole, i have just been SOOOO way out of blogging this year so far. but did i KNOW you were doing OKC?! and i'm feeling like a jerk if i did, but i'm just now catching up with everyone and was AMPED to see you're doing OKC too. so am i, and half of wichita, kansas :) that's it, hope you don't think i'm creepy now ;) now i need to go read all your other posts i've been behind on. i'm lame :)


You're pretty much awesome!!


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