Marathon Update

Only couple of weeks and my marathon training begins! Super excited!

As I wrote before, I chose to use Hal Higdons plan and because I am in a way old school, I wanted to do my training plan in a notebook. So I got this nice notebook and took one spread for everyday. And for everyday there is what I need to do and I have room to write how I felt, how was the run, what I ate, what shoes I wore, just room to keep track of my training. And if there’s anything else I want to write.

Before my training starts I get to go home to Finland and basically hug my whole family for two weeks :). Stoked!

Berlin Marathon here I come!!

Also, because I have this bad habit on my long runs, which is I always drink too little. So because I knew that, I knew that a bottle is not enough on those future long runs and I started searching for a hydration vest, which was easier than I thought because I already knew a little what I wanted and I had some tips from other girls.

So I got this Nathan Torchlight Intensity vest, which is 3M material so I will be well seen and has 2L bladder and it fits super good on me. Can’t wait for those long runs and be able to test this bad girl! And it has pink on it, which is a bonus :).

Here’s link to that plan that I am using:

http://www.halhigdon.com/

Also, if you are interested about great inspiring and motivating listen, have a check of this podcast with Robin Arzon:

http://www.whoareyousports.com/podcasts/robinarzon/

Marathon Fever

It has hit me hard… Marathon fever!

As some of you know, I have my first full Marathon this September in Berlin. Last week I finally realized that it’s happening and I probably should start thinking about the training plan… Somehow I thought in my pretty head that I still have loads of time, ended up being not so much. My training starts next month :). Excited and scared at the same time!!

To be honest, I kind of lost my motivation to run or do anything active after Berlin, no idea why. Maybe it was so overwhelming that it was too much and I needed a break. Also some personal stuff took my interest in anything for little while, but I feel that I’m getting back on my groove and happiness.

Yesterday was the day of Boston Marathon. It was the first marathon I have ever watched and it was so amazing and super emotional. I knew that I cry easy but I didn’t know that I would get that emotional just watching people on the start line waiting to go. It made me think about my own full in Berlin and also made me laugh a little because I thought that I probably need some extra hydration because of all the tears :D.

And because I feel that I can do anything, I entered for the London Marathon 2015 ballot this morning! Fingers crossed!

Also, I have dreams of running Copenhagen half and Amsterdam half this year too. This girl has dreams for days!!

I’m also searching a charity for depression that I could raise money for, because I really want to give back something that I have got in my past and still in my everyday life.

Back to my future training… I chose to use training plan from Hal Higdon. I didn’t have any clue which training plan is good, so I got some help from a friend who’s run a marathon and now I am covered. I chose the Novice 2 plan, not too much so there might be space for me to do more if I feel like it, but let’s go slow and smart on this one. I will keep you posted with how it all goes.

Here’s a link to Hal Higdons site

http://www.halhigdon.com/

Btw… The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty is a great movie, and the soundtrack is perfect for long and steady runs! 🙂