Marathon Training Week 1: We all have to start somewhere

Hello All! So it begins! Last week marked the start of my 19 week training program for the Marine Corps Marathon. 19 weeks is a long time, you say? Yes, I know. In order to avoid injury, I have decided to undergo a novice training program that allows me to gradually increase my miles while incorporating strength training and crossing training.

It's time to run.  A lot. For long periods of time.

It’s time to run. A lot. For long periods of time.

Saturday June 6 – 6 Miles

Sunday June 7 – REST

Monday June 8 – Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Tuesday June 9 – 2  Treadmill Maintenance Miles

Wednesday June 10 – 3 Outdoor Miles on Mt. Vernon Trail

Thursday June 11 – Unplanned Rest day to deal with crazy allergies (my eye socket actually was swollen!)

Friday June 12 – Rest (still recouping my face)

Saturday June 13 – 5 Miles

Besides my allergies attacking it was a pretty solid week one for marathon training. I am happy with my runs and have begun to see progress due to the strength and cross training I have been doing all spring. IMG_6152

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Seeing a historic ship while on the run… Welcome to Old Town Alexandria.

another training season... it was nice seeing friends and family while I had the chance :)

another training season… it was nice seeing friends and family while I had the chance 🙂

Who else is marathon training? Who is Half Marathon Training? Anyone else going to be at Marine Corps Marathon? What do you do to cross train? Also are your allergies just awful, how to you deal?

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