This summer, I will have a harder time getting my long runs around all the competing summer trips & other obligations but I'll at least have the Seattle RNR training under my belt. I work Mon - Thurs (no child care or hubs on Fridays), so long runs definitely need to be done on Sat or Sun.
I can't believe I have marathon fever. The idea of waiting until the fall to run my first marathon just makes me want to crawl the walls! My training has been going so well and I'm feeling so great, I just have to go for it!
My first marathon will NOT be Portland, OR in October. Instead, I'm going to go for the Seattle Rock & Roll in late June (though not registered yet). That gives me about 13 more weeks to train for the full. Until then, I'll be following a hybrid training plan to prepare for the Indianapolis Mini Marathon. After that, I'll be 100% focused on Seattle RNR. Then, I'll just take a few weeks off before starting Portland Marathon training in July. The revised Master Plan 2011 will certainly keep me out of trouble!
My "hybrid" plan now combines the half and full Furman FIRST programs: Key workout 1 (track workout) will still be consistent with the half marathon training program. Key workout 2 (tempo run) and Key workout 3 (long run) will follow the marathon program. Detailed workouts now through the Seattle RNR:
Anyway, the long run was fantastic - mostly flat and completely along the Elliot Bay waterfront with views of the Olympic Mountains, Bainbridge Island, and downtown Seattle.
|It has been RAINY but we got lucky with dry weather for our long run.|
|Average Woman Runner & Mr. S|
Now, to get registered for the RNR...