I got my first two weeks schedule for training. Interesting to see that my coach fully believes in a mix of running and walking and a day of powerwalking. I've discovered I'm a much stronger runner when I mix the two together.
She has me starting slowly, the first two weeks I suppose is to see how I do and then know where to proceed from there. I've done my first yoga class already and loved it. Of course, as my luck would have it the intstructor who so impressed me is leaving for the summer! The class was packed......so interesting as ten years ago yoga was only known in very small circles.
I went to dinner with three guys that use my coach, well actually two of them hire her, the other enjoys learning from his friends. These two were wearing Marathon Des Sables teeshirts and were happy to share their experiences. They believe that will soon become my goal too. Well, I've learned never to say never! I certainly never thought I'd be training for a 50-miler when I was heading towards my first marathon!
So far, I've done running/walking, powerwalking, the elliptical, spin class, core exercises and a yoga class. She had me buy a weighted jumprope too---can't ever remember the last time I used one!! I was probably 10 years old!!
When I told her about my puppy eating my $500 custom orthotics she recommended I purchase this: Treat-Heal-Cure: Plantar Fasciitis & Heel Spurs which I have and noticed I had no shin pain while running. Spending $30 is much more appealing to me, so I'll see if it continues to work in the long run.
She also has had me track my eating over the last two weeks. I don't think she'll like seeing the few cups of ice cream I indulged in, but ya gotta live, don't ya??
I'll be at the Ice Age Race this coming Saturday, serving at the 40-mile water stop. My daughter will be joining me, and will help me cook our family's special chicken soup for the runners. So stay tuned for pics!!