I am so behind on my marathon training program. Given the crazy work load I had over the holidays, I lost my half marathon mileage base to build on top of.
Nevertheless, I am not ready to toss in the towel just yet.
For myself, an ideal marathon training program includes at least 3 or more 20 milers or longer distances.
Today, I finally manage to get in the 1st - 20 miler. From the looks of things, I might only be able to get in 2 - 20 milers or longer before race day, oppose to my usual 3. :(
20 miles @ 4:38:47
Net guestimate calories burned: 970 (Yes, 970. I eat quite a bit along the way.)
I definitely need to bring my gloves. It was very cold. My fingers were so cold I had problems opening food packaging along the way, slowing me down quite a bit.
Although there were several ugly miles along the way, I am not ready to give up crossing that finish line on race day.