Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ramping Up The Mileage - I'm Gonna Run Famous

It's official, I'm racing ING Miami Marathon on January 30, 2011.  I've talked about it before, but only in the sense that I might be doing it.  Well, I booked the travel, the hotel and paid the entry fee last week.  I spent the end of last week pulling together the training plan - it looks brutal. 

I write my plans Monday through Sunday.  So, with the plan officially starting on Nov. 1 (Monday) - I started my training plan with a rest day!  How cool is that?  However, that was short lived.  By Sunday, I will have logged 41 miles.  I know that that seems like a lot to jump on the first week, but I was already up around 30-35 miles in my weekly mileage because I thought that Miami might happen.

Just to see where I was, though, I went out on Halloween mid-morning to stretch the legs.  The first few miles were brutal - I was cold and it took me a while to warm up.  However, the miles started clicking off faster with each one.  Check out these splits.  This was a great way to start my marathon training.  I'm totally going to do this.  I will not let what happened to me at the ING Hartford Marathon in 2008 happen again. 

Sunday's Run Splits:
1 – 8:24
2 – 8:12
3 – 8:06
4 – 7:54
5 – 7:54
6 – 7:36
7 – 7:24
8 – 7:24
9 – 7:30
10 – 7:14
Average pace – 7:46 min/mi.


  1. Great plan to start the new year! Those are some mighty fine splits for a long run.

  2. Very nice run! Why do I think Jan 30 will be here before we know it?

  3. Yay for officially signing up! Nice job on your run...those are some awesome splits!

  4. you go on w/yr bad self with a jan 2011 marathon!

    will def keep ya on your toes during the holiday season!