- Joined a gym (FemFit) to have access to cross-training (cycling) and a treadmill for speedwork. No excuses based on the weather.
- Re-joined mcrrc, the local running club, to keep me in the loop.
- Set up my calendar of workouts, following the FIRST (Furman Institute of Running & Scientific Training) marathon training program, which is based on 3 running workouts per week: long run, speed work, and tempo.
I'm at 10 miles for my long run as of this week. Next week: 11 or 12 miles, at perfect elevens. (That means 11 minutes per mile. Not blistering speed, but then... who wants blisters?) In previous years, I usually ran at 10:30 for the long runs. My advanced age and the stress fractures I suffered last year are to blame, I suppose. Note that the DLI (donor lymphocyte infusion--a 4-hour ordeal where all my blood was processed 3 times and jillions of WBCs were removed and given to La Vampirette) that took place a couple of weeks ago did not leave me worn out at all, as had the blood donation of a year ago. Go figure.
I'm also hoping to lose the last 5 pounds that are stubbornly hanging on. How to do that and still indulge my Dark (chocolate) side?