Today marks day one of marathon training! I am feeling both anxious and excited as I embark on this new, long, running journey. June wizzed by in a flash and as July was approaching, the big start date (today) was highlighted & marked down in my brain calendar as the official day. I told myself I just need to dive right into it.
I’ll be closely following the Hal Higdon Marathon Training plan. I didn’t join a running group or an official training program, so I am completely on my own which is pretty scary. I keep thinking to myself, can I really do this? Will I be able to stick to a consistent schedule? Well, let’s see what happens. I’ll just have to try my best, right?
I’ve been gathering tips along the way from close friends that have ran marathons before and I’ll definitely keep asking questions and picking their expert brains apart since I am totally new to this world. Here is a peak of the training schedule that I am more or less going to try to follow:
** Image borrowed from Hal Higdon Training program
Instead of doing cross training today, I ran 3 miles so I’ll probably replace the 3 mile run scheduled for Thursday with some sort of cross training. See… already modifying things here…
I will be sharing my marathon experience from time to time on the blog in this new series called c’est moi natasha confessions. I hope you enjoy it and follow along this running journey with me. I am going to need all the support I can get!