Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Another Marathon Monday . . . on Tuesday!

So I entered the Chevron Houston Marathon lottery on a whim.  I had wanted to do the race this past year, but was late to the lottery and the date just didn't really work out.

But 2014...I'm in!

Since this will be my third marathon within 90 days, I will qualify for "Marathon Maniac" status. This is only one of the minimum qualifiers.  Some of the "maniacs" truly are, running 52 marathons in 52 weeks, or several back to back in multiple states.  I'm not looking to be an overachiever here.

At one point in time I would have been happy to have run one marathon.

(or more marathons)

Houston will be number 9!  Crazy talk!

I liken marthoning to labor...as time passes you forget the pain and remember only the joy.

 Week Two training looks something like this:

Monday: 6.5 miles, 2 miles at marathon pace, 1 mile at 8:30.  3.5 miles in between at a "comfortable" pace.

Tuesday: Tabata, Core and hill repeats with the MRTT crew

Wednesday: 6-6.5 of speed work

Thursday:  Recovery Run 4-5 miles

Friday: Rest Day aka The Day All of My Teenage Dreams Come True!!!

After 20+ years of waiting, I'm *finally* getting to see all of my favorite boy bands.

Saturday:  Total Conditioning and 8-10 miles at a comfortable pace

Sunday:  Let there be rest of some sort

Question of the Day: What was your favorite boy band?


  1. Congratulations on getting into Houston! I hear its a really fun race!

  2. The concert is going to be awesome!

  3. I used to love New Kids!
    Yay for Houston and good luck on the maniacs, I have done 2 marathons since May 11th so I keep thinking of finding another small, cheap one to get into and just finish to get status too ;)