Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Mile 3

I'm back on track and it feels great to start training again. After finishing the Xterra triathlon the intensity of my training went down hill. OK, truthfully I've been a little lazy. Now I feel like I'm starting from scratch! So I've dusted off my mountain bike and bought new running shoes to get me started again.

Aside from my goal to train for the Xterra championship in Saipan next year, Brit inspired me to start training for the L.A. Marathon in March 2009. My running buddy, Jessica, and I joined a local running group called the Loma Linda Lopers. This running group has been around for over 30 years and has over 250 members in the Loma Linda chapter alone. You can't miss us because most of us are wearing our hot pink tank tops and are along the main streets in Loma Linda.

What I love about this running group is that you get to train with people who truly enjoy running and the challenges of it. Every Sunday mornings we meet up at 6:30 and have really great lectures on proper stretching, weight control, shoes, motivation . . . Then we break off to our different pace groups and go for our long runs in the morning.

We are following a weekly schedule which consists of two weekly runs on our own and a long run on the weekend with our pace groups. So far we are on Mile 3 of 26!!! A long way to go but I know we'll eventually get there!

9 comments:

Sean said...

That's awesome that you and Lee joined the Lopers! I do love running and the challenges of it though I don't know if I'll ever be a "real" runner. Still I think I'd like to try running a marathon someday.

Mai said...

That's SO cool! I really want to run a marathon, but I think I'd need a running group like that to get me trained properly and to keep me motivated. But don't worry, I'll have my shoes with me when I come to Cali! Looking forward to running with you! See you soon!

Anonymous said...

I wish I can keep up with that kind of stuff...I guess I'll just stay with my home erobics videos, hahaha...Anyhow, good luck on the training...We missed you this past weekend...I was waiting for you to call...Hope everythings doing fine...

Shem

Brit's Blog said...

awesome! Glad I could inspire someone =) Keep going girl....I'll join on the long miles :)

I'm cheering for you!

Lewie Tenorio said...

Wow, training for a marathon and Xterra! See if you can drag Goro back here to finally do the Championship course... Glad to hear you've started training again.

EJ said...

Run bev run bev run!

Bev said...

Sean: I think you you could easily do the la marathon. You, Mai, Judith, and Jess inspired me to keep up with running daily.

Bev said...

Mai and Shem: See you soon!

Brit: I'm so glad your down here!

Lewie: Miss our bike rides=( I'll try and get gregorio to come with me.

Ej: miss you running buddy!

Saipan Kat said...

Have you seen "Run Fat Boy Run?" Hilarious but really inspiring...