SLO Marathon Training Officially Starts!

Okay, so I know I was using Hansons Marathon Method to train for SLO, however, since I am an Ambassador for this race I was offered the opportunity to get a personalized marathon training plan from McMillan Running!! I jumped on it and just last night got my personalized plan. Seriously, how awesome is this?! I answered a few list of questions about my running, lifestyle, other workouts, travel…and they fit it into a plan for me.

SLO Marathon/McMillan Training 40 Minutes

Today was Day 1. It was a recovery day or an easy 30-45 minute run. I ran for 40 minutes, just over 4 miles. What I find really interesting about this plan is that a lot of the runs are time based. And since it is personalized the time I am running is about equal to the miles I would have run. There are hill repeats involved in my training (tomorrow) and RUNRR days (Runner’s Ultimate Nutritional Recovery Routine). I love this aspect of the training plan because I know nutrition is the hardest thing for me to focus on. I also have progression runs, tempo runs…lots of new stuff that I am really excited about!

I had a really nice run around the Capitol this morning after my Kaia FIT workout.


On the way home I ran into my favorite Midtown Cat Friend. Don’t know his name but he is so loving!!



 This week is going to be an exciting one for me. New training plan and I am meeting with fellow Sacramento runners for something REALLY exciting! I’m not gonna let the cat out of the bag yet (but if you follow any of my other social media sites, you will already know). Remember to keep an eye out at the end of the week for a blog post about a new Ambassadorship I have!

Nice easy pace today.


 During my run today I realized that tomorrow, January 20th, was the day I knew the path I was on was going to change. 1 year ago (tomorrow) was the day I passed my NASM personal trainer certification. So much has changed since then, and all for the better. First and most importantly, I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. I left my job in the veterinary field and am now focusing on my new career(s). Being a consultant for a health/wellness company, coaching, and learning new skills with my job that pays the bills all sounds like a lot, but, as a friend recently told me, “When you are doing what you love you will never work another day in your life.”


5 thoughts on “SLO Marathon Training Officially Starts!

  1. Congratulations on switching career paths and finding happiness in your career! I have a personalized training plan for my first marathon I just started training for and I LOVE it. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to go back to generic plans.

  2. I was hesitant to sign up for the training plan, since I’m doing Napa first I thought it would throw me off. But it sounds like a really cool opportunity that I should have taken advantage of, bummer! Can’t wait to run (not next to you or anything) out there in SLO. Did you book your hotel yet? J and I did and we’re at the Embassy Suites! Congrats on all your stars aligning, I love to see you thriving and being happy! Congrats on that handstand girl! xoxo, ganeeban

    • We’re all booked! I’m super excited for this race & being an ambassador with you!
      Ps I’ve been doing handstands like crazy now. Hahaha 🙂

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