Marathon training officially started for me today. I am training with the USA Fit group here in town and according to their schedule, it is the beginning of week 4. I joined a little late, but that is ok.
Today I was supposed to run 5 miles, nice and easy. It was one of the hardest five miles I've run in a long time. Every time my legs started feeling comfortable I knew I was going too fast. I am trying to learn to slow down and it is going to be rough going on these shorter runs. It was not terribly warm out (63F), but it was very humid. I was soaked with sweat by the time I got home from running.
I tried something different with my hair as well. Instead of a band, I pulled the front back in little ponytails. It was great! Although, after taking a picture I realize I need to work on my ability to part the back of my hair in a straight line.
Sat: 5 miles (did it Sunday instead)
Sat: 6 miles
Only time will tell how this goes. I'm not good at time based plans. I have tried them in the past and after changing to a mileage based plan for my last few halves I've enjoyed it much more.