Training Tuesday: First Two Weeks of Jan

It’s mid-January – you know what that means?

No, not that it’s almost time to celebrate my birthday (well, it is … hint hint!) – but that it’s marathon training season for so many! While I’m not training for a full marathon this year, I am getting ready to train for the Rite Aid Cleveland race series, which means I’m building some base miles to get ready for when training begins.

Once again, I’m excited to be an ambassador for the Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon. Which means I’ll be sharing my training with you and even a race giveaway (if you haven’t registered yet–>you can do so here).


I haven’t started seriously training yet, or created my training program, but I’m building up the miles, getting reacquainted with the treadmill again (ugh! winter) and getting excited for spring. Here’s some of the highlights of my running so far:

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YAY! I’m keeping track of miles this year.

Weekly miles:

Week of 1/1: 4.3 miles total

Okay, there were only two days in the week – Friday and Saturday. I ran 4.3 miles on New Years Day and that was it!

first run of 2016

first run of 2016

Week of 1/8: 29.35 miles total (includes running and walking)

S: 4.6 (some snowy outdoor miles!)

M: 5

T: 4.6 (running on the treadmill and then 20 minutes on the  elliptical)

W: 6.2 (treadmill 10k)

Th: 4.7 (running and walking on the treadmill)

F: .25 (warmup run before the elliptical)

S: 4 (Cleveland Marathon Kickoff Run!! Last outdoor run in a while)



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Before the Kickoff Run – a photo opp with some of my Marathon Ambassadors!


Week of 1/15: 29.6 miles total (includes running and walking)

S: 3.1 (treadmill 5k, then the elliptical and some weights/kettlebells)

M: 6.3

T: 6.2 (4.5 miles running, rest was walking warm up and cool down)

W: 2.25 (2.25 miles running plus 48 min on the elliptical)

Th: 6.25 (5 miles running inside and 1.25 miles walking)

F: 0 (50 minutes on the elliptical)

S: 5.5 miles (3.5 miles running inside plus 2 miles walking on the treadmill)


And that’s it so far! I’m pretty proud of all the miles I’ve already got in this year. This week is going to be a little slow – I’m on vacation – but looking forward to keeping up miles and sharing training with you this year!

Some questions for you:

  • Do you have any races coming up?
  • What’s your favorite marathon/half marathon?

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