My second try at new shoes was a success! Its quite a relief to not have to worry about that anymore.
Today I ran 6 miles using intervals. I did intervals of 5 minutes running and 1 minute walking, working out to 12:30 per mile. Just 1 minute recovery by walking helped me a lot. Thats how I’m going to train from now on.
My 6-mile time was 75:30. I had run 4.75 miles in 60 minutes. So assuming I get 4.5 or more miles per hour I’ll finish the marathon in under six hours.
Thats a lot of numbers there. My goal for today was going to be 5 miles, but I felt good, so I did 6. Next week will be 7. I’m really pretty surprised that I’m not sore. I feel it in my legs a bit but not like I thought I would. The long run did make my feet hurt, but I think thats just something I’ll have to get used to. I was on my feet running a lot longer than in the past. And its only going to get longer! I just hope I get used to it enough that I can keep it up for six hours.
I would like to do a short run tomorrow, but we’re supposed to get another batch of snow. So I don’t know if I’ll be able to get to the gym. If there’s enough snow, my car can’t make it up the driveway! I really can’t wait for this snow to melt, but there’s so much of it, I wonder if it ever will.
My funds raised are up to $445. I’m feeling pretty good about the fundraising. Not nearly as nervous as I was at the beginning. I need to figure out when to send my training updates/reminder letters. But thats at least a few weeks away.