17 June, 2009

a few steps forward

So, a few new things going on with training...

I finally selected a training plan for the fall, and will go with the classic "Official training program of the NYC Marathon" by Bob Glover (the first time/casual marathoner program). It's the same training program as in his book. I like that it gets up to 20 miles a few times, unlike some of the other beginner plans. And I am indeed counting myself as a beginner this time around, since my running over the winter wasn't what it should have been.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to the program and getting into the thick of training season!

Also, a fun little twist to this... The health and wellness writer at the NY Times is training for her first marathon, and by virtue of the resources of the Times, and her column, a slew of training programs are now accessible as online programs. Same program I have printed out and tacked up on the bulletin board, but I can log my runs online, keep track of weekly mileage, how many weeks until the race, etc. And Bob Glover's beginner program is one of the ones they've included. :-) So, it's a nice little toy to play with.

04 June, 2009

and here we go!

So, for the first time EVER, drum roll please....... I got selected in the NYC Marathon lottery! 1 acceptance in 6 tries. :-) That's not to say I haven't run that race before, because I have - 5 times. But it's my first time in via the lottery. woohoo! I should have played PowerBall yesterday too, while my luck was running good LOL.

Consistency has always been my problem when it comes to running, but I'm slowly getting there. My fitness isn't exactly where it needs to be, considering my official training program starts on June 29th, but slow and steady wins *that* race.

More to follow as base-building continues, and as training season starts!