Marathon Training

A view I better get used to!

A view I better get used to!

A couple of months ago it was decided that it was a good idea if a friend and I ran the Seattle marathon.  I can’t remember exactly how it came about.  Probably after several beers and well, after that pride kind of stood in the way of backing out.  I am now entering my fifth week of training.  It hasn’t been easy.  It feels like I am making very slow progress, however I have managed to get my long run distance up to 20 km so I am definitely on track.  I just need to keep on top of it.

It is a 16 week training program (prior fitness is apparently assumed) and the big run is on December 1.  It should be a pretty amazing trip as I have never been to Seattle and as a reward for (hopefully) completing the 42.2km mission we plan to buy tickets to our first NFL game.

Training so hard, even the dog can't keep up

Training so hard, even the dog can’t keep up

Great skies to run under in Scone, NSW.

Great skies to run under in Scone, NSW.

One great thing about the training so far is I have had the chance to cover territory with some incredible scenery as a backdrop.  I have run in Sydney & rural NSW in Australia and am currently back in Whistler.  In just over a month I will take the training (not the purpose of the trip) to the UK and Paris.  I’ll be sure to keep taking advantage of the quick 30 second breathers while I snap some Instagram worthy shots.

The closest I ever get to ever going inside a gym

The closest I ever get to ever going inside a gym

Ran past the Anzac Bridge in Sydney a couple of times.  Absolutely stunning

Ran past the Anzac Bridge in Sydney a couple of times. Absolutely stunning

I don't mind running towards this view at all!

I don’t mind running towards this view at all!

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