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The 26.2 with Donna was this past weekend, and – oh my goodness – what a completely perfect day. I will recap it for you at some point (hopefully sooner rather than later), but for now I just want to share that I got my PR!!! I beat my previous record by 1:11. It was a little too close for comfort, but I managed to pull it off. (And if I keep training like this, I think I’ll be able to BQ by the time I’m about 106. Yay me!)
I also found out that I’ll be running a half marathon next month – not a full marathon, as I initially thought. This is a huge relief, as I was starting to panic about getting in enough training in such a short amount of time. So for now, my goal is to maintain my training and to maybe work on my speed for the next few weeks. I’ll start full marathon training at some point after that, although I’m not sure yet if I’ll be targeting a spring or fall marathon.
As I mentioned last week, I was selected to be a member of Jeff Galloway’s brand new blogging team. And as promised, I’ve got some more of his best training tips. This week, he’s focusing on the combined mental and physical aspects of marathon training.
From Jeff Galloway:
The training journey for a marathon or half marathon raises your body’s physical performance capability and your sense of what you can do in life. Running helps to bring body, mind, and spirit together in a unique and wonderful way. In researching my book Mental Training I discovered that running turns on brain circuits for a better attitude more vitality and empowerment better than other activities studied. In researching my book Running Until You’re 100 I found numerous studies showing that runners have healthier orthopedic units than non runners even after decades of running.
And just in case you’re thinking about a last minute run-cation:
2014 Virtual 13.1 Half Marathon and 5K (Inaugural)
Last chance to become a “Legacy” participant!
Closes March 1, 2015.
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