Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Deep Breathing Helps

Okay, so watching the husband, my brother-in-law, and our friend, Joe, rock their marathon on Sunday was absolutely exhilarating.  But honestly, it got me thinking about what I'll be doing in about 20 weeks - running my 1st marathon.  I'm really going to try to not panic about this.  Seriously - I'm going to run 26.2 miles?  What was a I thinking?  


Ward & Wade - Sugarloaf Marathon 2011


I've been a bit obsessed looking at the many marathon plans out there on the internet.  I've checked out Hal Higdon's marathon training and McMillan Running's training programs as well and I like both of them.  There are many similarities between the two.  Basically, 1 long run, a short run, a medium run, some speed training/hills, and cross training.   Of course, there are some additional pieces, but you get the idea.  Right?   I'm also positive that Jill is thankful I'll be teaching in a different school next fall.  That way I won't be bothering her all day talking about marathon training.  Maybe I'll just be emailing her all day instead!  


Lucky for me, I already have a marathon plan.  I've been chosen to be a participant in YogatoRun's marathon training.   Training with Terry and Jen will begin mid-June and my running program will be tailored to where I am in my running.   In preparation for the training, I've been practicing some yoga on the side - only through some youtube videos - but it's still practice, right?   I don't want to look like a complete fool!  In addition, I signed up for the 21-day Yoga Challenge.  (Stacy told Jill and I about it on our long run on Saturday.)  If you sign up for the daily email, you'll get a yoga sequence to follow.  I did do the day 1 sequence yesterday, but really didn't get to doing day 2 today.  I will make it a priority to get to it tomorrow.  The nice thing about it, is that the sequences are very easy to follow AND Izzy and Tucker got into the sequences with me.  I love those kids!  















3 comments:

  1. The crazy thing about this picture for those who were not there this was at mile 23 and look how relaxed they look.

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  2. what were you thinking?... you were thinking that its going to be awesome! :)

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  3. Mark - I know that I will definitely NOT look that relaxed at mile 23. I may be dead by then.

    Danielle - I really hope it's awesome. We'll see!

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