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...).



22 comments:

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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!

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  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!

    -Stephanie

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  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!

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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  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.

    STLrunnergirl

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  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.

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  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. :)

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

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  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 :)

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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