|photo by lululemon athletica|
Heading out at about 7 am with the temperature around 68F with low humidity was refreshing. I ran through all my favorite areas of town at a nice slow pace. Since the runs earlier in the week are for time, I've decided that my long runs will be for mileage accumulation instead of trying to hit a goal time.
I've chosen the cool running training plan for beginning marathon, which goes beyond the typical 20 mile long run. Surprisingly, their plans for beginner are typical of what is seen for the intermediate training plans.
All in all, the first week of "official" training was a success. Let's hope every week is an encouraging as the mileage increases.