Marathon training begins

Last night I got my first taste of organized marathon training.  My coach, Kathy, had us do some dynamic exercises first before the run.  They are designed to help prevent injuries.  Some of them, like butt-kicks and high-knees, I had done before but some of them were new to me and involved running on your toes and heels at different angles.  We did a lot of strides before the actual workout.  That made the 3×5 minute workout seem a lot harder than it should have been.  Anyway, I am still looking forward to Saturday’s 8-9 mile run.