Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Training Update

Chris and I are training for the 1/2 marathon on May 30th. We are in the midst of week 5 of training and have 8 more weeks to go. Up until this point I was feeling pretty good about running. This week I have found the runs to be more challenging. We are doing most of our running on the treadmill at this point, primarily due to weather, and also because it is very convenient to run at the gym while the kids are in the daycare. So far we've logged in 46 miles, and plan to run 146 more miles before race day! (yes, I actually did just look at our training calendar and count up all the hours) We've been running 3 shorter runs and one long run per week. This week our long run is 6 miles. Each week we will increase by 1 mile until we are up to 12 miles. That is the most we will run at once before the race. We've been sprinkling cross training into our program to balance out all the running we've been doing, so I've been lifting some weights. One thing I know for sure is that I have weak arms. You would think I would have super strong arms carting these kids around all day!
For those of you who want to support our racing endeavors monetarily, we are racing for the American Cancer Society. Over there on the left underneath our racing countdown you can click on the ACS logo to be re-directed to our fundraising page. We greatly appreciate any support, and hope to see many cheering on race day!