I'm into my 4th week of a 20 week training program for the Chicago Marathon. I have to say it's going pretty well. Last year I ran the Marine Corps Marathon and started my training in early July. My knee started bothering me that first week, and stayed with me up until about February of this year.
Back to my training. Last week in the heat, I did Yasso 800's, and my goal time was 3:20. My best time was a 3:26, and I only managed to do 6 of them. Tonight, I did 8 of them, with my fastest being at 3:18, slowest at 3:28, but most of them right at 3:20. I felt really good, and it gave me the confidence that I need to reach my Marathon Goal of 3:20 -3:25.
I also want to throw a shout out to my friend Charlie for all of his encouragement. Look for my more in depth review of the Garmin 405, I'll give you a hint: I LOVE IT!
On the Diabetes front: As I increase my mileage, I've noticed that my blood sugars have been much better. I noticed that Jamie over at DR has stated the same thing. This just proves what we've always known, EXERCISE IS GOOD! I also wanted to mention a new "Diabetic Runner Friend" Erika, check out her amazing blog.
We can all learn a little from each other. Keep exercising, and keep them sugars steady!