I am quite pleased with my training this week. Basically I was at zero - 21 miles in all of December. Last week I ran 10 miles. Today I ran 5.10. My times are getting a bit better. Today I meant to run 5, but at the end of 5 miles, I hit the "lap" button instead of the "stop" button and kept going. It took me .10 mile to realize that I was still running.
It was only in the teens when I woke up this morning, so I thought I was going to have to go to the gym, but it heated right up to 20 + degrees and I headed out. I ended up tying my jacket around my waist because I was WAY too hot.
I SO want to be able to run 26.2 miles on June 21 in Anchorage. I don't know when I have been so excited about something. People look at me like I am nuts when I tell them about this - I am sure my crazy excitement is part of what they are amazed about.
Here is my philosophy:
I don't know whether I can run a whole marathon or not. I will never know unless I try. I intend to give it my best shot. If I cannot run a whole 26.2, I know I can run 13.1 - especially at sea level (Anchorage is at 113 feet!)
I have a couple more weeks to build a base before I start the mileage suggested in the 16 week plan from Runners World. I am psyched!!!