Whenever you decide to run a marathon, I suggest you find a friend. Don’t find some happy go lucky person that can already run a hundred miles. Find someone in your same physical condition and someone who you know that will train with you for the entire 20 weeks. Training for a half marathon is not an easy task especially when your body is not used to running at all (I only do a fast walk when I know I am late to the train or when creepy Harlem men are shouting.. “Good Morning my Black Beauty Queen”).
My running buddy is Catie Newton. Catie Newton is from Texas. Her mother used to run Marathons. She idolized her mother’s ability to juggle training, raise her kids, work a full time job, and be a dedicated wife. It never ceases to amaze me how strong mothers can be and the weight they carry on their shoulders. As women, we typically do a lot and don’t even recognize that we are doing all of the things that we are doing. Catie is a full time grad student, maintains a healthy relationship with her partner, Lauren, works as a archivist, trains, and supports all of her friends (including myself) in the SLC grad program. Despite her stressful days in class, home, and work, she finds time to run and make sure we are staying on track with our schedule.
I could have never done this without her.
I am forever grateful
Love You CATIE, this video is dedicated to you.
PS. Below is week 3 training schedule.
WEEK 3: Training Schedule
Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Run 5 min, walk 1 (7 times)
Wednesday: RUn 5, walk 1 (8 times)
Thursday: Spin Class
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: Run 5, walk 1 (10 times)
Sunday: Run 4, walk 1 (10 times)