Marathon Training Week 1

Today marks the day I have been eyeing on my calendar for since my injury kept me out of running for many weeks. June 23rd the day I had as my goal to be back 100%, to be back to a strong runner, to feel great and to mentally know I could do it again. Well the day is here, marathon training is set to begin…18 weeks and counting. I was hoping my first attempt at a program similar to Hansen would bring me to my goal of 3:15. Well here we are and I am accepting that my body is not ready, not ready to run 6 days a week, not ready to do multiple days in a row, not ready to push every day without risking injury. While I am starting to feel good when I run, my miles are low and pace is easy.

My new baby!
I am kicking and screaming as I accept this but I need to look even further than October if I want my running to improve. So my plan? A lot of cross training, some running, strength, yoga and improving my nutrition even more. I just brought home my new bike last week and can’t wait to log some great miles! And I’m super excited that I ordered Piyo!

Monday: 15 min elliptical warm up and Jillian Michels 6 week 6 pack (Done!), strength the afternoon, PT exercises
Tuesday: Evening run 5 miles and PT exercises
Wednesday: Strength, bike, PT exercises
Thursday: Run, yoga, PT exercises
Friday: Spin, strength, PT exercises
Saturday: 10 Mile trail race (not sure if this is smart so I may skip for an easy 8-10 mile run), yoga and PT exercises
Sunday: Work L Yoga and hoping for bike after work, PT exercises


What’s on your schedule this week? Who else is training for a fall marathon?

Comments

  1. I love the feeling of starting a new training cycle! Tell me more about the JM 6 week 6 pack :)

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    1. Like most of her workouts it's a mix of cardio and strength but with a core focus, only 30 min. I found level 1 on YouTube :)

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  2. Take it easy!!! I know your thrilled to be off injury list!!!! Xoxo, Happy Training! laurie~

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    1. I've had a hard time but after 6 weeks off running I don't want that again so building slowly!

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  3. Little by little, you'll get back there! I just found out that I got into Houston... so I'll begin training in Sept/Oct, as soon as my postpartum body is ready. :)

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    1. Thanks Laura! Kind of enjoying trying new workouts but still tough not running as much.
      Yay for Houston :)

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  4. Yay for new training! And I love that you are listening to your body and taking it easy. You'll be stronger than ever!

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    1. Thanks Mindy! I'm trying to be smart and just enjoy the process :)

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  5. Although we have different injuries I totally understand the discouragement and feelings over not being able to be back to running in the time frame you had hoped. But it will come!
    Keep on listening to your body, and who knows maybe you'll still get the fall marathon in, or an early winter race:)

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    1. Thanks! Listening to my body has been my mantra as I head back to running, time to be smart :)

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  6. I'm always training for a marathon ;) although right now I'm focusing for a 70.3 triathlon.

    Great training week!

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    1. I feel the same way! Good luck on the 70.3 training :)

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  7. I was out for 8 weeks with a stress fracture-coming back is harder than I thought. You have to accept that it might take longer than you would like. Just try to be happy that you are running again. I feel you-it's not easy.
    Confessions of A Mother Runner

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    1. I am thrilled to be back running, I missed being outside and just enjoying my time :)

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  8. What's the 10 mile trail race that you might be running?

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  9. You'll get there :) I had to google Piyo - which I learned aka Yogaletes (which I've heard of). Hope the cross training goes well!

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  10. It sounds like a good decision! I am working on being smart as I come back post injury as well. But I don't know exactly how to get back to where I was... but I'm starting slow!

    I ran yesterday and today... and I'll run Thursday. I wanna get back up to 4x a week eventually

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