So far, training has gone extremely well. I've had a few people ask about this already --how much I'm running, what the training is like -- so I figured I'd share some of what makes it so easy. Relatively speaking, of course.
There are many benefits when preparing for a marathon (or two) with Team in Training. One of the best, and simplest, is the fact that we received a calendar in mid-May that spelled out a two month training schedule.
There's not much for me to do, then, other than look at the calendar and run the distances that are listed. Plan my day accordingly. If I don't get up and run before work in the morning, or find time during lunch, then I know I'll need to get my mileage in sometime at night. Tuesdays and Fridays I've been cross-training at the gym. Weekends are progressively longer runs. So far, mid-week, I'm not putting in any more than four miles.
As long as I can continue to follow the schedule provided to me, I'll be in great shape come October.