Real quick, super excited that the Miami Heat won Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals decisively. Looking forward to Game 2 on Thursday.
As far as running goes, confession here, tonight was my first run since the 5K race on Saturday. Two whole days without a training run....WHAT??? I've been flip flopping back and forth about being happy about this and itching to get back to running. Overall my legs were pretty spent after the tough run on Saturday and I really needed the time to rest up and get my legs back under me.
Buster and I got out there tonight and knocked out 3.5 miles for a nice and easy recovery run. Goal was to alternate walking and jogging just to shake out my legs. I'm running with Mrs Schlub on Saturday for our 10K race, so I thought I would work on my pacing so I can pace her to a new 10K PR on Saturday. I took quarter mile attempts staying at 10 min/mile and actually did very well at keeping the pace. I am looking forward to Saturday and helping her hit her goal.
So what is the plan moving forward??
This weekend we have our 10K race, easy pace for me and pacing Mrs Schlub to a PR. Next Sunday we have a virtual run with friends and I'm looking at that to be a recovery run also. I dont see my miles returning to normal until the week of the 18th. At that point I'm transitioning to full on Marathon training. I know the Marathon is a whole 9 months away but Mrs. Schlub and I are looking at some half marathons later this year to go along with training and I just feel I need as much time as possible to prepare for the Marathon. This is what our schedule is looking like in the coming months.
October - Frank Kush Oktoberfest 5K/5miler
September - Flagstaff Half Marathon (Mr Schlub Only)
November - Women's Half Marathon (Mrs Schlub Only)
December - Hot Chocolate Run 15K
January - PF Changs Rock N Roll Half Marathon
February - Lost Dutchman 8K Trail Run
February - **The Phoenix Marathon** - This is the Goal!!
How much time did you use training for your first marathon??
Hello, thank you for joining me along my journey of becoming a Runner! I've always been an active guy, played sports in high school and continued into adult recreation sports after high school. As I started my family and found a career, the activity level slowly decreased. Well my Fiance had enough of our lazy ways and started on the Weight Watchers program and completely overhauled our daily meals. Step 2 was getting more active, so we decided to JOG our annual Juvenile Diabetes charity walk and actually enjoyed the activity. The month following the charity walk, we signed up for our first official 5K and had an absolute blast. From that point forward I have officially been BIT by the running bug and this is my journey to becoming a RUNNER!