Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Marathon Training Week 5

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...


  1. Kelley, I am watching BL right now. I also love it!

    I am soooo excited that you are doing the Wine and Dine! I can't wait to hear about your Disney experiences!

    Sounds like you're training is going so well and you've found ways to make it fun!

  2. So cool that you get to do the Wine & Dine. I really wanted to do it, but the way our travel plans worked out, my friends and I couldn't get there on that weekend. I always run at night, so I love the idea of a night race. Can't wait to hear your report on it! ºoº

  3. that is how I watch BL too!! The recaps drive my Husband nuts.

    I'm jealous about the Wine & Dine, I didn't realize it started so late.

    And I have a feeling you're going to run that whole 15k...good luck!


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