I am now in week 5 of a 20 week long marathon training plan. I am excited about being five weeks into this routine of getting up @ 5 am to get my workout in before work. My body is actually starting to adjust to it all. Of course I don't stay up very late anymore either.
My weekday morning runs are getting longer every week and because its dark and I am alone I will only run in my neighborhood or on the treadmill at the gym. I don't like running the same route every time, so I am trying to mix it up, but my neighborhood only has so many roads. Yesterday I mixed it up by running all the alleys.
To add variety on my long weekend runs I have signed up for a few Saturday races. I just signed up for a 15K this weekend - Miracle Miles, I am scheduled to run 8 miles, so I will either just run longer or walk the last 1.3 miles. I am very competitive so I don't know if I can let myself walk...we'll see.
I also signed up for the Disney Wine and Dine half marathon the following weekend, Oct 2. This half is a new event for them and starts at 10pm. That ought to be interesting, that's about when I go to bed. I am scheduled to run 9 miles that day, so this will be a longer run, but I didn't want to miss this one. In fact when I first went to sign up, the race was full. Thanks to fellow blogger Deanna, I found out they had a waiting list and got in that way. Disney races are fun with great photo ops, so I'm sure this one will be too.
On a side note: the new season of Biggest Loser starts tonight. I am treating myself to this brownie with peanut butter sauce and ice cream before it starts. Of course I can't eat it during the show - that just wouldn't be right.
I love this show and find it very motivating. But the only way I can watch it is on my DVR because I can fast forward through all the recapping, dramatic pauses and commercials. If the contestants run a marathon at the end of the season it may just coincide with my marathon too. In case you are new to my blog, this show is the reason I decided to run a marathon in the first place.
My ice cream is melting...