Monday, November 3, 2008


Phase 1 (11/3/08 - 1/25/09) - will last 12 weeks. During this time I will work on building my mileage/base. ALL miles will be run at less than 70% heartrate, which is 140bpm, for me.

Today, after taking the past 3 weeks, basically off, my training has started up again. I had a great 3 mile run this morning. Weather was 53 degrees, but it felt chilly as the skies were cloudy and gray. I wore shorts, and a t-shirt, with a light shell. Felt fine, but at times was a bit chilly. I don't like this time of year when I don't know what to wear, but... that's the life of a runner:)

I kept my heartrate down, stats as follows:
M1: 10:24 135bpm cardiac drift: 147
M2: 10:51 142bpm cardiac drift: 155 (there is a hill in this mile)
M3: 10:59 140bpm cardiac drift: 158 (there is a slight hill in this mile)

Though my HR drifted up above 140, it did not stay there for more than a few seconds. Day one was a huge success. Look forward to running more miles tomorrow:)


BeachRunner said...

Nice job today. The journey to NYC-09 begins NOW. :) Your planning and training discipline is awesome and will lead you to a great year of running. You have taught me so much and been a great inspiration. Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

Less than 1 year!!!! I like the new look. Sounds like you have a great plan for the rest of your journey to NYC marathon '09.

N.D. said...

Great job today!!! You're off to a good start!! Love the phase 1 plan. I bet yesterday inspired you! It did for me!

LIrunner9 said...

Thanks all! I'm like a little kid at Christmas time. LOL I can not put into words how excited I am. I know I have a long way to go, but watching the Marathon yesterday was just amazing. I still can't believe I WILL be running NYC in less than a year!

D10, I was playing with my backgrounds when you posted your comment. By the time I read your comment, I had played with about 5 different themes. Is this the one you liked, or which one was it? I want a change, and just can't decide. LOL I hope you can remember:)