Marathon training officially begins today! I am a ball of nerves, but this is so exciting. This schedule is going to help me stay in a routine and keep it going. I honestly have not followed a training schedule since I trained for my first half marathon at the beginning of 2013. Since then, I’ve run consistently and increased my mileage each week to prepare for upcoming events, but I haven’t had anything on paper. Maybe that’s why I feel a little stressed out about my new plan. But things have been so hectic over the last few months that it’s been hard to stay in a routine, and it’s been much easier to just nix a run than just do it. The accountability that comes with having a plan on paper will help. Runs are officially in my calendar and on my schedule!
Yesterday marked the first day of summer! Instead of bathing suit tan lines, I already have tan lines from my running shorts and racerbacks. I chuckled to myself when I looked in the mirror yesterday. It’s very telling about what my summer is going to be 🙂
The only run I was able to get in this weekend was a 2-miler yesterday morning. I intended on getting up at 7:30 so that I could get a decent run in before church at 10:30, but I ended up waking up after 8. My blood sugar was at 170 (I had gone low several hours earlier and corrected, but according to my CGM, my levels had steadied). I decided I didn’t need to eat breakfast and went right out after getting dressed. This is where it gets interesting…I ran 2.1 miles around a loop in my neighborhood, but my blood sugar actually went up instead of dropping. I’m still so perplexed by this. I ran considerably faster than I normally do, so maybe it was considered a sprint–even though my pace is by no means a sprint. I don’t usually run when I am “fasting” either. So maybe that had something to do with it. It’s definitely something I am going to pay attention to moving forward. I haven’t had a lot of opportunity to run in the morning lately, but I’ll see if this is a trend that continues, given that I will most likely be running early to beat the heat for my weekend runs.
Sunday, June 21: 2.1 miles, 10:57/mile (see? no sprint)
Monday, 3 miles
Wednesday, 3 miles
Thursday, 3 miles
Saturday or Sunday, 6 miles