Wow what a couple of weeks we have had here in Tennessee. The heat index has been insane and getting quality runs in has been nearly impossible. I am currently training for my first Marathon which will be in about 83 days in St Louis. I hear people say that the full is the hardest thing to train for and accomplish. I always thought it would be a challenge, but adding in this heat has made it almost instant extreme sports.
With the heat coupled with work, I have started a totally different approach to training. I start at 0430 for about an hour of running. I then change into my PT uniform and go to my 0600 meeting. At 0630 it is time to get some more miles in along with cross training ( push-ups, sit-ups, rope climbs etc.) This is four days of the work week. Thursday is the fun day where I run for 30 minutes then put my rucksack on and walk 6-8 miles with 45 lbs added to my back. Is this a good program to train to run 26.2? I do not know yet but in 83 days it will all come to fruition.
If there is anyone who has a plan that can fit into this schedule please post it here or send me a message to let me know. I also have a 1/2 two weeks after this first full which I am running with my family and friends.
What has been your biggest challenge?