Today is Day 1 of Winter Marathon Training!
I have never trained in the winter before and of course today it is super nasty outside. However, today was just a 3 mile run to get back into things. Like a crazy person, I went to bootcamp class at 5:45 in the morning and then afterwards, I ran my 3 miles on a treadmill while watching 30 Rock. I'm not a big fan of running on a treadmill, but I watching netflix makes it so much better.
I think I am pretty ready. I have to go pick up my stuff today (I'm training with CARA again so we get stuff) and I already have some nice winter running gear. I have Nike thermal running tights, Under Armour Cold Gear for a base layer on top, and I got a really cute vest from Athleta for the holidays from my mommy. I also already have my new pair of running shoes, but I have not started using them yet.
I still have to go get a handheld, insulated water bottle, but other than that I am good to go.
I am training for the Nashville Rock n' Roll Marathon on April 30th and I can't wait! I also just found out that my bestie, Tamara wants to run her first half marathon and wants me to do it with her. I, of course, said I would love to! She wants to run the half in Madison, Wisconsin in May. I couldn't be more excited about this half marathon as it was my first half marathon!!! How cute is that?
Anyways, I will keep you posted on all my winter marathon running as I get going. Here is the mileage for the first week: 3/3/3/6. I'm planning on getting those three's done, today, Tuesday, and Thursday. I am also going to continue strength training with bootcamp class on Wednesdays and I will do that until I feel like it is too much. Here I go!