First I’d like to announce the winner of the signed copy of The Nonrunner’s Marathon Guide for Women. And the winner is … Laura! Just email me your address to bexadler at yahoo dot com and I’ll send it out to you.

This week in running went a lot better than last week. I did my long run today (4.5 miles) and it wasn’t too bad. I’m not looking forward to adding more mileage, but hopefully if I ease into it I’ll be able to run 10 miles no problem in a couple of weeks. I’ve decided to change up my running schedule a bit to make Sunday my long run day because it just never works out on Saturdays.

I’ve also finally been able to add in some cross training. I know it’s important to do cross training, but it has been difficult for me because pretty much any sport aside from running takes equipment of some sort. But one of my friend’s has access to an olympic sized pool and has offered to let me swim there once a week in exchange for swim coaching. I think it’s a pretty fair deal. My swimming is way off these days though. I used to be able to swim 100 laps a day and I only managed to do 24 laps on Saturday.

OK then, sorry for the short update. I’ve been really sleepy today. Getting up early for a run is tiring, isn’t it?

My totals for this week:

Week 2 mileage: 13.72
Average Pace: 11:35
Total Training Miles: 22.87

Goals for next week: I’m going to do an 8K on Sunday, hopefully as part of a race and I want to add five miles to my total for the week, putting me at about 19 miles for week 3. My knee has been acting up though so I’ve gotta be careful. Also, I found a couple of new running buddies so hopefully that will keep me inspired.

What’s your running schedule look like?