Surf City Marathon Pre-Training

Surf City Marathon Pre-Training Sessions #2 and #3

Okay, I’m getting a slow start. Time to get serious. Time is passing by quickly. I need to be at my best if I’m going to reach my goals of running a 5 hour marathon and losing 8 pounds. Building speed is something I will do only after I’ve reached over an hour in total time.

Training Session #2 – November 21, 2014
Walking on the treadmill again. Rain, winds, and cool temperatures kept me indoors for another training session. Not quit as energetic as I was during the first training walk. 25:01 at a 14.29 min per mile pace.

Training Session #3 – November 23, 2014
I finally got a light jog in at decent outdoor temperatures. Jogged 39 minutes and 21 seconds in the neighborhood at a 13.44 min per mile pace. It was 62 degrees with 80% humidity. By the time I returned home I was soaking wet with perspiration, but it felt good. I immediately disrobed and stood underneath the fan. I can’t stand to have wet clothes on. Don’t worry, I was the only one home. lol

So far I have lost 1.0 pounds. Well, it’s better than gaining 1 pound.

Just looking at time and not distance or speed, here is my training summary:

Pre-Training #1 – 25 minutes, 17 seconds
Pre-Training #2 – 25 minutes, 01 second
Pre-Training #3 – 39 minutes, 21 seconds

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Pam Sneed Photo

In memory of runner, Pam Sneed, I post this photo taken at the 2006 Route 66 Marathon in Tulsa Oklahoma.

Pam Sneed

Remembering Pam Sneed
Left to Right: Laurie, Katie, Pam

Spirit of the Marathon

This short clip really motivated me. If if wasn’t for the fact that it’s 11:15 pm, I’d go for a run right now. Some of the highest caliber runners are on here–Joe Henderson, Roger Robinson, Frank Shorter, Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor, Boston Marathon Champion Amby Burfoot, New York Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, and others.

Watch and enjoy!