Marathon Training 2011

June 12, 2011

I got the itch to train for a marathon a few years ago. I don’t know what made me want to run 26.2 miles, but I always thought it would be a HUGE accomplishment to be able to say I was a marathoner.

In 2006 I had actually trained for my first marathon and developed plantar’s fasciitis in my left foot two weeks before my race. I decided to still try and run my marathon, I showed up at the Start Line excited and nervous, after 11 miles I decided to bow out of the race in an efforts to keep from tearing my Achilles tendon.

I promised myself that one day I’d be back to achieve my 26.2 mile dream.

In 2010 as I started to get really in to running/racing, I decided I was ready to challenge myself again and signed up with Team in Training for the San Diego Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon. On January 31, 2011 I started my 19 week training program. There were moments in training when I wanted to cut my legs off and others where I had never experienced such a sense of achievement.

Not only was I able to train for a marathon, but I raised $2,900 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and met some AMAZING people that I hope to be friends with for a very long time.

Here is a week by week recap of my marathon training.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

Week 8

Week 9 and 10

Week 11 and 12

Week 13 and 14

Week 15

Week 16

Week 17