8.28.2009

Its Official...

I signed up for the Philadelphia Marathon on November 22nd!


I had not planned to do a marathon this year and wasn't really even considering it. Then, I started training for the Baltimore Half Marathon and my boyfriend started mentioning doing another full. (Last year was his first!)


For some reason, it is easy to forget about all the hard training runs/pain and just remember how great it feels to cross the finish line. That is all I can think about. So, I was easily talked into doing another one.


My dad (our trainer) put together the following schedule for the weekend long runs, assuming we would be running 2-3 times during the week on our own. Some of these may be rotating as there are a few things already scheduled on October weekends, but it will be our guide for mileage. It may be a tad aggressive of a schedule, but we knew that going into it and are committed to getting it done!

  • 8/29 - 12 miles
  • 9/5 - 14 miles
  • 9/12 -15 miles
  • 9/20 -17 + 3 (Bagel to Beer Marathon. Run 17, walk the last 3)
  • 9/26 - off weekend from distance
  • 10/3 - 18 miles
  • 10/10 -13.1 (Baltimore Half Marathon)
  • 10/17 - 20 miles
  • 10/24 - 15 miles
  • 10/31 - 22 miles
  • 11/7 - 12 miles
  • 11/14 - off weekend from long distance
  • 11/22 - Philadelphia Marathon!!

Tomorrow is our 12 mile training run and I am hoping for low humidity, cool temps & cloudy skies. :)


I think that Lucy wants more blog attention because she jumped into one of my grocery bags and posed for the camera.

Here you go my sweet Lucy girl.


Anyone else gearing up for a training run this weekend? What are you training for? Wondering who will be in Philly on Nov 22nd!?

16 comments:

Betsy August 28, 2009 at 9:51 PM  

Yayyy congratulations!! I'll be there with my guy but we're just doing the half - our first!

Grace August 28, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

I'm so excited!

onelittletrigirl August 28, 2009 at 11:04 PM  

Yeah!!! I'll be there too!

Caroline August 28, 2009 at 11:42 PM  

Congrats on taking the marathon plunge! Best of luck with your training.

janetha August 29, 2009 at 1:27 AM  

wow that is awesome! good luck to you on the training and the race :D

Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life August 29, 2009 at 9:23 AM  

Thats great and good luck!! One of my best friends from home is also running it so there is a GOOD chance I will be there cheering everyone on!!

mponz August 29, 2009 at 10:48 AM  

I ran my first at Philly last year and LOVED IT! I will be running it again this November! So excited. I have a 12 miler planned for later today as well! Good Luck! :)

Melissa August 29, 2009 at 6:51 PM  

I just decided to do the Philly half- my first! I think that I might have a few friends/boyfriend running with me. Good luck on your 12 miles!

Shannon August 30, 2009 at 9:39 AM  

good luck with the training! miss philly :)

Lori August 30, 2009 at 3:40 PM  

Congrats to you! That is very exciting! Best wishes for your training. You're going to do great!

Erica August 30, 2009 at 9:22 PM  

wahooooooooooo ! Kick butt girl! I know you will rock it- can't wait to read more about your training and the event itself!! I am starting to train to run a 10k and then a 10 miler....than I am considering trying a half

SeeGirlRun August 31, 2009 at 8:36 AM  

Hey - congratulations and good luck with the training. You'll be awesome!

Charm City Kim August 31, 2009 at 8:50 AM  

I'm running the Philly Marathon. Its actually going to be my first marathon and I am petrified!

lauren August 31, 2009 at 9:54 AM  

nice. Seems like alot of people will be there!

Charm City kim/ dont be scared - you are going to do great!

The Apple Hill Adventurer August 31, 2009 at 10:37 AM  

WOW those are some impressive distances. i hope one day i can work up to that. right now, i am proud to just get in 6 miles!

you are an inspiration! i know you will do great

allijag August 31, 2009 at 4:04 PM  

Congrats on signing up for the marathon! That is awesome!!! :)

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