Let the marathon training begin

For some reason I looked up my old trusty marathon training plan and started calculating back from the Illinois Marathon. Next week would be the start of the training plan. I will say right now that I have not registered or committed myself.

The first workout. 3×1.5 miles at tempo. I thought what a perfect night to start training. One week early, but nothing better to do.

I hopped on the treadmill for a 2.5 mile warm up. The the fun began. I started off at 8 miles an hour or a 7:30 pace. Manage 1.5 with ease and took a .5 recovery.

I then repeated 2 more times. I felt really good at a 7:30 pace. I actually think this is the best shape I have ever been in for January.

A total of 8 miles for the night.

That damn Tour Down Under coverage barely made it through my warm up and I was forced to watch the Kona coverage again. It never gets old.