Monday, July 15, 2013

Marathon Training - Week 7

I went to a writers workshop last Friday and the instructor wrote her book by blogging. I really love to read blogs and would also like to write a memoir which is what the workshop was about. I am having a tough time getting into the blogging routine so am going to blog daily just about daily thoughts and activities. 

The workshop was given by Redberry Books of Cable, WI and featured Laurie Hertzel who wrote News To Me, a memoir about her time at the Duluth News-Tribune. I really want to write about my 16 years running a resort, it's funny, exhausting and sometimes sad. So anyways the suggestion was to write daily about your day so here I am.

Tomorrow is week 7 of Marathon training for the Birkie Trail Marathon in September, it is going to be hot, humid and buggy on the trail but we have 13 miles to run there are 6-8 of us doing different distances. I am getting my water ready, picking out my lightest clothes and looking through my gu and shot blocks. We are going to start around 6:30 am and hopefully will be done by 9. Trail running is slowwww!

I plan on carrying 2 handhelds of water, one with Cytomax(first time I have tried this), 2nd bottle with Nunn which I run with all the time, some shot blocks and 1 packet #9 Gel chocolate(new to me)

Training has gone well and expect tomorrow to go smoothly. This will be my first marathon and if anyone is reading, any advice would be appreciated.

See you on the trail!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog (That Mutt) last week. I am always happy to meet another runner! I have done a few half marathons and one full marathon.

    My advice, which I'm sure you've heard before, is to just run slowly to begin with. Start with a ridiculously easy goal. For me, it was to finish under 5 hours. Then, once you hit mile 17 or so you will have the energy to pick up the pace and pass people. You can finish strong, and for me this was so awesome! And now, whenever I get around to doing another marathon, I'm thinking it will be pretty easy to get a personal best.

    Also, when you're doing your morning long runs, practice eating exactly what you plan to eat the day of the race. That way you'll have an idea of what works for you and how hungry you get.