Mid Week 1 Update

Now accepting suggestions for how, when, and what I should put in my weekly marathon updates….also, what should I call them? Other than “grandma’s marathon training week 1”

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’ve been busy trying to build a decent base. I didn’t focus on running, although I did do a 5k at the 6 month mark, a 10 k in January, and a 5k in the beginning of February. These races helped me feel confident going into training. My first run was Monday afternoon, it was a balmy 18 degrees, and I had 3 miles to get in. It was lightly snowing at 3 pm when I took off for my run, but I managed to get all 3 miles done in 36 minutes. Which for a non-race time is pretty dang good for me!

Workout 1 Week 1 Grandma's Marathon Training

I felt pretty bad ass. (and I may have looked like a fool, but whatever)

Due to my schedule this week I needed to do workout 2 (4 miles) the next day. I had some pain in my knee when I finished the first workout, but wasn’t willing to take some time off on week 1. Since it was 5 degrees and windy I decided I’d have to suck it up and go on the dreadmill  treadmill. I made it 2 miles in 30 minutes before I realized my knee was not allowing me to go another step. I got on the elliptical and did 1 mile in 20 minutes, and then got on the bike and did 1 mile in 15 minutes.

Workout 2 Week 1 Grandma's Marathon TrainingIt hurts, not so much here, or here, but right here. (can you name that movie?)

I wish I had photo editing software, but I haven’t purchased any, and tried picmonkey but it kept telling me to refresh my browser? So if anyone has suggestions, feel free to send them my way!

I put my knee pain on twitter, and had a friend respond that it might be ITBS, aka my IT band is strained, and I need to do a better job of warming up and cooling down.

Also, when you train is a mile/amile/amile? Or is 2 miles of biking = to 1 mile of running, or some other algorithm? Feel free to share your thoughts on that!

Workout 3 is another 3 miles. I’m planning on completing it Thursday afternoon (before wine club, naturally).

Then Saturday I have 6 miles to do. I plan on checking the weather forecast Friday afternoon, if Sunday is going to be warmer I’ll put the run off one day, but if Saturday is better I might drive to Brainerd and going the Lakes Area Multisport group on their Saturday run.

So my ending question is…do you do long runs with a group? I’ve never done it before, so I’m a little nervous….And…..do you have any photo editing software you recommend?

Don’t forgot you can help me name my Marathon Training weekly recaps!

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