Sunday, February 23, 2020

Marathon Training

My wife and I are planning to run a marathon in Havre, MT on June, 6th 2020.  It will be my first marathon and my wife's second marathon.  She ran the Missoula marathon several years ago. 

We started training about 2-3 weeks ago.  I have done several runs, today being the longest at 7 miles.  My knees hurt a bit, but I think it was because of all the sugar I ate the day before.  It was my son's birthday party. 

I believe this 7 mile run was my longest run ever, so far.  I averaged about 11 min/mile.  I think on a day when my knees are feeling better I could get closer to 10 min. miles currently even at the seven mile distance.  We are following a training plan from this book (Marathon You Can Do It! by Jeff Galloway)

I'm going to try to document the process here as much as I can.

We are also going to be running a Spartan race in Bigfork, MT in May of 2020.  So we are doing some additional training for the obstacles.  This will be my third Spartan race.  The first 2 my wife and I did last year in Arizona, and Bigfork.  They were both Sprints, which are about 3 miles.  The race this year will be about 7-8 miles I think.  I'm going to try to post more about the training for that also.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Recent Workouts

A couple months ago we started the Beach Body workouts again.  My wife and I were doing the 21 Day Fix Extreme videos.  We were doing pretty good at getting up and doing it in the mornings most days.  A couple weeks ago we lost our motivation somehow.  I think it happened when my wife went out of town for a few days, it may have started before that.  We just haven't been able to get started again.

For Christmas we got the kids a trampoline.  We finally got it put together. The weather has been really cold and snowy this year.  I have been jumping on it quite a bit for the last couple of days.  It is a good workout with the kids.

I'm hoping to start running again now that the weather is getting better.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Beach body workouts

Since early December I have been doing various beach body workouts and drinking Shakeology almost daily.  I have done 21 day fix regular and extreme, Insanity max 30 and quite a few other random videos.  I have seen really good results.


1900 rev. 30 min 8 resistance

Saturday, March 18, 2017