Training Update: Week #1

It’s the end of my first week of training and I successfully ran twice, and cross trained 3 times with my two rest days included. Although I am supposed to run 3 times and cross train twice, I figured a little time in the gym was better than not working out at all. I’m also switching my rest day tomorrow to a run, so I won’t lose any mileage.

Challenges that lie ahead:


Aside from lent, I rarely restrict my food intake. I generally eat pretty healthy, but I also have a major sweet tooth. Moving forward, especially as I get to longer distance runs, I have to eat foods that will give me the right amount of energy.

Running Pains

Aches and pains are completely normal, but I think I need to get more used to the soreness, and understanding what’s a normal ache and what could turn into something more.


I am a list maker. I love making lists, but I also don’t mind re-arranging things. This. Must. Stop. I can’t start moving my 3 mile runs around now, because when it comes time to run 10 miles or 15 or 20, who knows what will happen. I do not want to go into this race unprepared, so scheduling and sticking to it will be key.

If you have any tips on the above, or training thoughts, comment below!

Shoes: Mizuno

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