Friday, 11 April 2008

Friday Night

I took my running clothes to work today, thinking I would change into them at lunch or some other time and take an hour's break to run.  It friggin' snowed on and off all day, and I didn't ever get around to running.

Tomorrow I have my two granddaughters all day!  I am so excited about this.  No running for nana tomorrow.

Sunday I will take my "long" run.  It won't be as long as my run last week.  Next weekend I will attempt 15 miles.  I ran into a guy at the race expo last Saturday who recommended that I add 2 miles every other weekend.  I don't know.  

I think being 56 years old and trying to train for a first marathon takes a lot of, shall we say, cojones.  Maybe coupled with a shortage of brains.  

The bad thing about a new computer?  All of my photos are on my old computer.  I am used to pulling up thousands of photos to post any old time I feel like it.  I have only about 20 photos on this baby so far.  I will get more, trust me... I will.

Have a great weekend everyone.  And good luck to everyone who is racing.


Running Knitter said...

Hope your run on Sunday is a good one. I'm doing my long run tomorrow. :)

J~Mom said...

Yes, adding 2 every other week sounds very smart! My ptman told me 1 a week back in the day so that would be the same and actually sounds better.

I hope your run goes well!

Marcy said...

I can't wait to get to this part of my life:

"Tomorrow I have my two granddaughters all day! I am so excited about this."

You get to see them as much as you want yet can send them home when you've had enough :P LOL

Wes said...

That's the way the Galloway plan works. Increase your mileage by 10% every weekend until you get up to 10 miles. Then alternate a long run with the extra 10% every other weekend with a short 3-6 mile run on the weekend. Check out his free plans on his web site.

I'm sure there is a way to transfer all your photos to your new computer. I lost all of my digital photos over a 10 year period. If you don't have yours backed up, I suggest you get them copied! I hated myself for letting that happen....

Joe said...

Ditto Wes' comment...the two miles every other weekend is very wise.

No, you're not nuts to be planning for the marathon...why can't a 56 year old run it?? No reason...stay with it, you'll make it.

Enjoy the grandies...I saw mine last night and it was special!!!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

2 miles every other week sounds reasonable to me.