Let the training begin

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Today was the first day of active training (day one was a rest day) for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Marathon. Just as I was getting my plan together I came across Katie’s post about a flexible training plan. I have never heard of a schedule like this, but I am excited to give it a try.

Basically, instead of a strict Monday are rest days, Sundays are long runs plan, you set your workouts for the week. For week one, I have to complete the following: 3 miles, 3 miles, 4 miles, 3 miles and one cross training day. This is perfect for me because it never fails that my long run falls on a day when it’s pouring down rain. Or sometimes you just aren’t feeling like going on a 20 mile run because the hubby calls a mandatory sit on the couch on watch movies day – not that I’ve ever felt like doing this.

Today I completed one of my 3 mile runs in the very hot base gym. I was excited to go to yoga before my run, but turns out the website had an old schedule and yoga is on Monday and Wednesdays. Oh well. The gym was especially hot and after my run something strange happened. I got sick. In my 4 years of running, I have never gotten sick after a workout. Guess there is a first for everything.

I’m very excited to see how this new type of training schedule works for my ever-changing life. I’m still working on prettying up my plan, but I’ll post it later this week.