I decided to register for the Utah Valley Marathon on Saturday, June 9, 2012. I’m hoping that having an actual event to train for (as opposed to an abstract goal) will be a more effective way to continue my fitness quest.
I decided to benchmark myself yesterday (November 7, 2011) to get an idea of where I’m starting from with regard to my training. I was pleasantly surprised that I was able to run a half marathon on my treadmill without too much difficulty (I will confess that mile 13 was a little grueling). I put the treadmill incline on “1” and ran the entire way at a little over 6mph with a finishing time of 2:10:02. Not an incredible time, but not bad for a 216 pound guy who has only casually jogged for the last six weeks (we had a baby- life got hard- there were donuts… I can’t talk about it).
My goal for the Utah Valley Marathon is to finish in under 4 hours (aim high, right?). Anyone else up for this? It would be great to have some training partners!
Posted by Cam, Novemeber 8, 2011