Four months. Eighteen weeks. 121 days. That’s the time between now and the 2015 New York City Marathon. It’s crazy how fast race day seems to be approaching. It almost feels like yesterday that I was entering the lottery and then jumping up and down in my room when I found out I was chosen to run my dream race this year.
This weekend, I’ve got a 12 mile training run. Since it’s a holiday weekend, it’s considered an OYO (on-your-own) run for our training program. However, with so many Fall marathoners running Chicago, U.S. Marine Corp and NYC, a number of people will be running per usual on Saturday morning. We will be taking our run out of our usual area, which will make things a bit more exciting. Most of us will be running our long miles on a trail.
I have gotten in some hill work already. Well, as much hill work as possible here in Florida. Last Saturday, some of my group ran just under 7 miles in Apopka. More “field trips” are planned for not only Apopka again, but Clermont also has hills, a bit better ones. And, next Sunday, I’ll be running a 10k in DeBary. It’s the Suck It Up Buttercup race, a 10k I did run last year. This year, they moved it, as it was previously in Deland. It was definitely a challenging hilly run last time, so I’m interested to see how the new route is.
My fueling strategy is also being worked on. I’ve been fortunate to have a relationship with Vega, and they are providing me with the majority of my Vega Sport supplement products which I use before, during and after runs. I also have a Vega smoothie for breakfast, which I picked up myself locally. The quality of Vega’s products is extremely high, and I know I’m getting so much goodness from everything I use from them. I can’t recommend them more. It’s a vegan line, but you don’t have to be vegan to add it to your fitness regime!
So, my marathon training is going well! I’m blessed to have a great running group to run with three days a week and we keep one another motivated. The humidity is still a challenge (and will continue to be), but I feel like I’m getting more used to it. I know some days are better than others, when we get a slight breeze in the air, it’s such a nice feeling. 🙂
Are you currently training for a marathon, or other race?