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?