Last Week of Build Up! (with video)

I’m so excited to get started on the actual marathon training!  Just one more week of the build up phase before I start my plan.  I’ve been using the Gipis app on my iPhone and completely love it.  The coaching works pretty well and I’ve been able to stick with it for the past 6 weeks thus far.  I haven’t missed a single workout, yay! 🙂

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Yesterday was long run day but the scheduled run was pretty short compared to what I’ve been doing. Just 55 minutes.  Classic me, I completely underestimated the workout.  I didn’t bring water because I figured it was less than an hour and I’d be fine.  It turned out to be much warmer than I thought it was and I started feeling completely exhausted halfway through.  At any rate, more learning: don’t forget water for any long run and take heat seriously.  I know some can run for hours without fluids but I just run better if I have something on hand, especially when it’s super hot like yesterday.  I also need to find a good sunscreen.  I’ve been using a Neutrogena spray on but I don’t think it’s working very well.

In my excitement over my upcoming marathon training I’ve started a vlog to accompany this blog!  Check out my first video if you’re interested. 🙂

 

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