A few weeks ago I wrote about preparing for the Marathon Training Program in my post The Longest Run I’ve Ever Done. Now I wanted to tell you a little bit about where that training got me.
When the Marathon Training Program started on March 5, I realized it had been a long time since I had done any sort of competitive sport. Over the last seven or eight years I have tried to maintain a basic level of fitness through yoga, swimming, light weight training and the occasional run. But for the most part I’ve been a slave to my work desk and any losses or gains I’ve made over the years have gone largely unmeasured.
I decided a great way to start my training would be with a fitness test. I wanted to have a baseline that I could compare myself to as I progressed through the program and completing an evaluation with a certified personal trainer is one of the best ways to do that. Luckily, one of the marathon program co-ordinators, the lovely and talented Ashley Fox, is also one of the University of Calgary’s Personal Trainers.