It’s time to kick things up a notch! Boston Marathon training starts now!
According to my super amazing coach Denise Goode of the Sustainable Athlete, Boston Marathon 2014 training begins NOW! What? Yes, it’s already time to ramp up the training and to kick things into full throttle. And today I am ready to go for it. I am ready to begin my training and to move forward. Everything is looking brighter. I have been in therapy for PTSD now for several months dealing with the post race experience from last year. I am beginning to feel mentally stronger. I am feeling supported by my family, and friends, and the community of runners who will be running this race together. There will be bumps in the road along the way with both my training and facing the challenge of this race from a mental perspective. I want you to join me on my journey as I prepare for the Boston Marathon in the spring. I will be with you cheering you on in your training as you set and reach for your goals and hope that you will be cheering me on too.
I ran a strong race last year. A race that I am very proud of. I will run again as a part of my recovery, to be strong, and to be at the race for those who are not able to run.
Boston Marathon Training
My training for the Boston Marathon 2014 started out strong today!
10 minute dynamic warm-up
20 min easy jog to warm up with 3 x :15 second striders (with 2 min rest in between)
Perform 1 x 8 min Time Trial (building to max effort) on a track or flat measured surface..Record:
1. Distance Travelled
2. Avg HR
3. Max HR
Thorough cool down (getting your HR back down to starting, then walk for 15 min)
I’d say the 8 Minute Time Trial went rather well. When I was finished my heart felt like it would explode out of my chest and I felt as though I might toss my cookies. I’d say that I fully exerted myself! My average pace was 6:57 minutes/mile!!!