I have about 17 weeks until the marathon! eeeeeek!
So far my training has gone really well, although I really haven't dug into the "scary" stuff yet. By scary stuff, I mean training runs over 13 miles. I've never run more than 13.1 miles at one time, so it's a little nerve wracking -- but COMPLETELY exciting! So far, my longest training run has been 8 miles. Last weekend I did 6 and this upcoming weekend I will run 7. During the week I typically do 4 mile runs, unless I'm pressed for time then I'll run 3.
My first really long run (over 13 mi) will be at the end of September when I'll run 16 miles. Two weeks later I'll do 18, the week after that is 14, the week after that is the big 20 and then it starts to taper (12 after that and 8 for the last long run) before the big race!
It's very intimidating to think how far I'll be running - and for how long - but at the same time, I can't wait to say that I did it!
Training in the summer has definitely proven to be a challenge. It's been hot, humid, buggy & sometimes rainy. I'll take the rain any day but I'm not always so lucky. Last Saturday for my 6 miler I got up and got it done before I had to leave for class at 8:00. It felt great to be out before the sun had really risen & before the streets got crowded with cars. I think I'm going to start taking that approach no matter if I have class or not :)