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Evolution of a Man

Begin the REAL week 1

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Today was my first run of training week 2.  It was still for 20 minutes, but I think because I’m two weeks shy of 26 weeks away from my race, my 26 week schedule needs to be bumped a few weeks.

Here’s the schedule (all credit to MarathonRookie).  It is a 26 week schedule, but I had 25 weeks to train (and already ran a week) and backed it up to end on race week.  Thus, this week should be all run/walk 25 minutes.  Chris and I ran for twenty minutes every day last week, no walking, so 25 minutes shouldn’t be a problem. We’re also bad-assing it on a crazy hill (you can check out the elevation on the link for our runs below).  So, we’re starting actually the week one of this schedule (the walk/run 25 minutes).

26-Week Marathon Training Schedule
WEEK MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN TOTAL
-1 Walk 20 min. Rest Walk 20 min. Walk 20 min. Rest Walk 20 min. Rest 80 min.
0 Run/Walk 20 min. Rest Run/Walk 20 min. Run/Walk 20 min. Rest Run/Walk 20 min. Rest 80 min.
1 Run/Walk 25 min. Rest Run/Walk 25 min. Run/Walk 25 min. Rest Run/Walk 25 min. Rest 100 min.
2 Run/Walk 30 min. Rest Run/Walk 30 min. Run/Walk 30 min. Rest Run/Walk 30 min. Rest 120 min.
3 Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Rest 140 min.
4 Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Run/Walk 35 min. Rest Run/Walk 35 min. Rest 140 min.
5 Run 20 min. Rest Run 20 min. Run 20 min. Rest Run 20 min. Rest 80 min.
6 Run 25 min. Rest Run 25 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 25 min. Rest 100 min.
7 Run 25 min. Rest Run 30 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 40 min. Rest 120 min.
08 Run 25 min. Rest Run 20 min. Run 25 min. Rest Run 30 min. Rest 100 min.
09 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 5 Rest 15
10 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 6 Rest 16
11 3 Rest 4 3 Rest 7 Rest 17
12 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest 19
13 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 10 Rest 21
14 4 Rest 5 4 Rest 11 Rest 24
15 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 12 Rest 26
16 4 Rest 6 4 Rest 14 Rest 28
17 4 Rest 7 4 Rest 16 Rest 31
18 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 16 Rest 34
19 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 17 Rest 35
20 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 18 Rest 36
21 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 20 Rest 38
22 5 Rest 8 5 Rest 9 Rest 27
23 3 Rest 5 3 Rest 8 Rest 19
24 3 Rest 3 Walk 2 Rest 26.2 Rest 34.2

Here is the link to our run today!  

The runtastic app is pretty cool.  8 minutes or so before my run was over, I got a crazy voice over on my headphones.  it was ‘oooh I liiiike it’, all deep and baritone.  Apparently I turned on the live feed for my run, and my mom ‘liked’ it on facebook, which then sent me a cheer to keep me going.  pretty sweet.  If anybody facebook friends want to join in on the cheering, feel free.  Just click on the runtastic link on my facebook page feed during my run.  It’s early, so I’ll understand if you don’t.  🙂

This brings me to my next topic:  Stretching.  I’ve noticed that I must not be stretching enough.  My thighs are tight and sore for most of the morning.  I’ve investigated a few sites, and one, Cool Running has some good stretches for after a run (or before, if you prefer to do both – I’ve read in multiple places that you do not need to do stretching before, but it also that it doesn’t hurt).

Enjoy, evolvers.  This journey is starting to feel really good.  Join me!  Make your own change.  What do you want to do?  Give yourself a real challenge and go for it!

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