I will be running my very first marathon two months from today. It seems like a very long time from now until then. It also seems like I have been training for this marathon for ever. I'm getting very excited so jealous of everyone who has already run their marathon or will be running their marathon in the weeks to come. I want to wish my old college friend, Tami, from Journey of a Runner (http://tcarpentiere.blogspot.com/) luck with her first marathon on October 18th. She is running the Baystate Marathon in Massachusetts. Good luck!!
For my running, I did an hour slow run with the stroller on Thursday. I ran 6.2 miles in the hour which is a 9:40 pace. After that, I didn't run until Sunday when I did a speedy long run with the stroller. I felt pretty good the whole run. I usually take it kind of slow on my long runs especially with the stroller but since I took two days off I wanted to push myself and see what I could do. My mile splits were:
mile 1: 9:27 mile 2: 8:53 mile 3: 8:52 mile 4: 8:38 mile 5: 8:14
mile 6: 8:24 mile 7: 7:36 mile 8: 8:40 mile 9: 8:56 mile 10: 8:07
mile 11: 9:35 mile 12: 8:54 mile 13: 9:12 mile 14: 9:57
My mile 7 was real fast because I wanted to run 7 miles in 1 hour. I was 4 seconds over.
For those of you who read this and have run a marathon or who are about to run their first, I was wondering if you had a time goal or a just to finish goal?