Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Viewers YES

Wow I have had some viewers, I think or could it be from by girlfriend (thanks Bec). Anyway still don’t start official program till the weekend but I have been putting in the km’s. Yesterday I managed to have one of my longest training runs. A total of 1:40, I think I stayed out long to avoid completing my school reports. Felt good, however slow but for my first marathon I am not too fussed about my times. I can’t forget I pumped some iron after also, giving my skinny arms a bit of definition. I run again today and hit struggle town, (I can’t believe I am saying struggle town NOW, um Matt you haven’t started yet, imagine what it will be like in a months time) legs were like jelly and wasn’t feeling the best due to not eating after work (bad mistake). I still managed to complete my target of 30mins. I guess I have to push through these types of day as I know it will get worse. That’s why I plan to head to the gym tomorrow to do some interval training. Fingers crossed the legs are back to normal.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

My First Marathon

I don’t know why I have decided to create a blog about my marathon journey. I always seem to be busy at work and I am enjoying my social life in Melbourne on the weekends also. O I can’t forget the time I have to start putting into my running for the Melbourne marathon in October. So where am I going to find the time, however I will endeavor to try and make this work, I don’t believe many people will be reading this anyway and I plan to make a post at least weekly, that can’t be too hard can it?

I have participated in a couple of sporting events over the years. I was in a Half Ironman with a team (with the SJ crew) and completed the bike leg and I have completed a half marathon (just), but I was never happy with what I achieve in those events. To be honest I never trained the house down  maybe the reason I am doing this is to develop an avenue where I can keep track of my training and make sure I put 100% into the training. Also thinking about it now I don’t have an excuse of having no time to write a blog (wow this blog writing is changing my mind set already) as my girlfriend is developing a fledging career and works numerous hours and still writes two blogs, one is a daily update.

So here goes post 1 which will be short as I haven’t official started any training. I have been running in the last month to get my fitness back and completed the Run for the Kids 14km course which I was extremely happy with. Beating the time you set to achieve will do that I guess. By the weekend I hope to have a good idea how I will be tackling my first marathon and completed my first session. I’m looking forward to it.