Nineteen weeks to the IMT Des Moines Marathon, and I started my official training with...a bike ride. Well, my marathon training program has cross-training on Monday, so that's how I started. Tomorrow's run will be pretty easy, too -- just three miles. In fact, this week is going to be a jog in the park compared to last week. That was sort of the plan. I wanted to work hard to get a solid base going into the official training. Don't worry, I will be back up to hard stuff all too soon.