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Monday, September 24, 2007

And I'm off!

Training for the 2007 ING Miami Marathon has officially begun! Coach Hal is letting me slide into the training with an easy 3 miler, which I completed this morning. I say easy, but honestly, I've been slacking so much lately that my fitness level is waaay down. So really, that 3 miler was tougher than it should have been. I think the mugginess made the time drag by...I was getting used to the cooler and drier temps! I guess fall was just flirting with us.

The second 10k of the Road Race Series (which I will report on later in the week) was yesterday and I was nervous as to how my heel would feel. But two blister Band Aids and two pair of socks proved to get me through the race pain-free (but with hot feet)! I'm stocked up on Band Aids and I even got some new socks that come up higher on the heel.
My feet have been really sore and tender in the new shoes so I picked up some gel inserts as well. I'm all set!

Tomorrow I am going to do an easy run in the more than 3 miles...just so that I can get back into the habit of waking up early. And then after work, I'm going to Shelby Farms to do some hill repeats.

No slacking from this point on!!!