In 16 short weeks, I’ll be running Grandma’s Marathon. I have a few races in between now and Grandma’s, but Grandma’s will be the big event for me – I’m training for my first marathon under 3:30. marathon training
This weekend I was fitted again for sneakers. I previously ran in Brooks Trance during Goofy and Goofy trance, and they were nice shoes – but nothing special to me.
This training and race I’ll be trying out Asics GT-2000. These shoes were really comfortable, lighter than my Brooks and most importantly: super cute.
I’m hoping that these shoes run a bit small because I was feeling like big foot when I heard I was fitted into a 10 1/2 shoe..I’m normally a 9 1/2-10ish. I’m going to putting the new kick to the test today with my trainer, so we’ll see how they do!
With this training, I
- Complete all my runs and core workouts – my plan has me running 5-6 days a week. For the first few weeks, this will be difficult for me because it’s still really dark before and after work, so it’ll be treadmill based. According to the weatherman we’ll be adding 3 hours of daylight in the next month, so I’ll be able to get back outside soon enough!
- Learn the Right Fueling for Me – I have a variety of gels and chews from my Runner Box I’ve been saving for my distance runs. I’ll be playing around with when to take and how much to take to properly stay fueled.
- Get back into speed work – I haven’t done speed work since high school 60 years ago, so this will be pretty much brand new to me. My coach has me running a few different speed workouts in a few weeks, and I’m able to get back into it.
I’ve missed having a race to train for, so I’m excited to get out there and get back into it!
QOTD: Are you training for anything?