Marathon Training #1 – “This Is Hard Work!”

As I mentioned previously, I’m not a runner. My exercise routines consist of gentle yoga, and hikes with the kids. You can read all my reasons for deciding to train for a marathon in my previous post.

I hate to start out complaining, but, this is hard work! On my first ¾ mile run, I had to stop and stretch four times. My sister Kara, who has done this before, assures me that this will get easier.

My training schedule is four times per week. One long run on the weekend that will start at one mile and increase one mile per week until we reach 22 – 24 miles. Mid-week will include one “half-long” run which will be half of the long run. The other two runs will consist of short 20 – 30 minute runs.

You can view my training progress below.

You can track your own activity (including biking and swimming) at

Run for a Cause

The Perfect Supplements family will be running their first marathon at the Disney Marathon in Orlando in January of 2011. We have decided to raise money for The American Cancer Society.

We chose the American Cancer Society because we believe that cancer is not just a health issue, but also an environment issue. Would you like to run for a cause? Join the Perfect Supplements for Perfect Health Team. You can join us at the Disney Marathon in January 2011, or walk/run/bike/swim at a local event near you. Joining the team allows you to raise money for the American Cancer Society, too.

Or simply donate at our team page! Perfect Supplements will match every dollar up to $500. Raise $50 and subscribe to our Perfect Supplements for Perfect Health Newsletter and receive a free team t-shirt.

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