Saturday, January 19, 2008
Marathon Pretraining Training (Week 1)
Last month Kathy said she wanted to run another marathon. Since I am both in love and insane, I said I'd run it with her. She decided on the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on June 1. It turns out you have to train for these sort of things so Kathy provided me with several training plans to choose from. After consulting my testosterone level, I chose one I thought would work for me. It's an 18-week training program that starts Jan 28th. But I need to start running ahead of time so I'm prepared to do the 25 miles a week in the beginning of the plan. This week I ran 4 miles on Monday, 4 on Wednesday, and 6 on Friday. I was supposed to run 6 today but my testosterone misled me so I did 4.5 instead. To top it off, Kathy looked at the plan I chose and said it was too easy. Slapped down! My Y chromosome is badly bruised.