It was planned for Sara to have started Chemo today. Please pray for her over the next 48 hours, as she will have the pump connected for this period of time before she returns to the MD to have it removed. Also, pray that her response to the treatment is positive and that the side effects are minimal.
It has been brought to my attention that the training schedule listed at the bottom of the blog is a bit... intimidating. As first time runners/exercisers, it may seem like a bit much right off. We didn't note that this schedule here on our blog is just OUR (meaning, mine and Paige's) training schedule. There are many, many different schedules according to your exercise/running history, experience/inexperience, speed goals, etc. Before beginning to train for a race, Paige typically starts from the race date and counts backwards as to gage where to start according to how much time there is until RACE DAY. There is a link listed below that has some different training schedules you can take a look at.
Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training Guide
Also, Runner's World is a favorite of mine and Paige's. It has all kinds of helpful tips for beginning to advanced runners. I currently have a subscription to the magazine and really love it. Here's the link to the website.
***Don't let extreme weather conditions get you off track. As running on a treadmill isn't ideal, at times it has to be done. There are a few things you can do while running on the treadmill to simulate outdoor running:
1. compensate for the lack of wind resistance by setting the TM to a 1-2% incline
2. Simulate downhill running by lowering the machine to a negative incline (not all models have this capability).
3. replicate ups and downs of rolling terrain by frequently adjusting the speed and incline settings
-These subtle changes work different muscles in your legs, which makes you stronger and prepares you for road running.
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