Week One: July 19 to 25, 2010. Bring out the balloons and throw out the confetti! This is Week One of my NYC Marathon Training. I have been waiting for this week…for weeks!
Two months ago, I only had 2 marathon training programs to choose from: F.I.R.S.T. program which I’ve tried and tested in my past marathons (and has worked very well for me, thank you), or the Runners World: Break 4 or Bust program I spotted in it’s July issue. (I subscribe to RW US via Bookazine so I get my copies over a month early at only P250. What a steal!)
I chose the Runner’s World Program for two reasons:
- I felt ready to upgrade my weekly run sessions from 3x of FIRST to 5x with RW. (If I start feeling any knee pain though, I may consider reducing to 4x a week. We’ll see…)
- Break 4 or Bust! What a heading for a marathon program. The title gripped me, made me fall into a sub-4 running dream, and got me all excited about working for a wonderfully thrilling challenge.
I love this feeling—like I’m riding on the wave of a brand new adventure. Truth be told, I enjoy training for the marathon more than running the marathon itself! It’s going to be an awesome 16-week ride, guys and girls!