I tell you I am as excited as I can be right now. My fundraising is going well thanks to some very generous people in my life and I am slowly starting to figure out this marathon training and what works for my body. I can't wait to get out there and give it my best. I hope I am not getting addicted to running. Check out my progress on my St. Jude page www.mystjudeheroes.org/helpchris
Last week on Thursday I ran 7.2 miles in 60 minutes on the treadmill. I was pressed for time but I did very well and averaged a 8:27 minute mile. The treadmill was much less impact and a much needed break for my body and it was also very hot outside.
Saturday I had 17miles on my schedule. I had to postpone it until Sunday however I completed the run in full. I am attaching an image of the summary of my run (see below). I started strong but dehydrated and ran out of energy by the end. I have to be more creative with my hydration and fueling strategies. I just ordered the camelbak marathoner hydration pack which holds 70oz of water. That is about 46oz more than I am able to carry now so I think this will help a lot. I also just purchased the new Brooks Glycerin 10 which are much more cushioned than my old shoes. They feel awesome. I think I am finally set for this race. Now I just have to finish strong with my training and work on my travel arrangements.