Marathon Maniacal Monday: I Have Started

Yes, It is another in the alliteration anthologies here at Gazelem.  First we started with everybodies favorite Faboulous Farding Friday, then we smoothed things about with Solemn and Sagacious Sunday (sorry there haven’t been any for a while).  And now we present Marathon Maniacal Monday.

Now, what in the world could that title suggeste.  Well, I set a goal about a year ago, that I would run in the Salt Lake City Marathon.  I wasn’t quite ready to start up the task last year, and so, I decided that I would spend the year getting ready.

As some of you already know, I have lost 15 pounds since Christmas last year.  I could have done better, but I have managed to maintain for the last few months, and I am happy with that.

So, today was the day that I started the training (physical training that is).  I don’t have a personal trainer, and I am not going to go to any gyms.  I am doing this on my own.  Which is the mostly likely way to fail, but I am here by deeming all my readers as my trainers.  Youare to keep tabs on me.  If I am not posting about this regularly, then some one please ask me about it.

My trainin program currently consists of last years training program provided by the Salt Lake Marathon.  They don’t have the 2006 Marathon training program up yet, but I am guessing that it is fairly similar.  So, today I ran for 30 minutes, and tomorrow, I will walk for 30 minutes.  I will alternate for the rest of the week, then on Saturday, I get to run for 3 miles.

The nice thing is that my 30 minute run was 2.5 miles according to my GPSr and according to the GMaps Pedometer.  So, a three mile run shouldn’t be that hard.  I just hope that the new training schedule comes out soon so that I can get the training done according to their plans.

Here’s to hoping that I finish this race, and thanks in advance to all of you for your support.


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