Week one is in the books; and I hope that the next 15 weeks go as well as this week went. I am using the FIRST plan which works well for me because I need the cross training to keep up my triathlon training as well. This week was atypical from what most weeks should look like. I managed to get in the pool three times but my partner in all things crazy and I decided to do a Tour of Sufferlandria. Essentially this equated to a LOT of trainer time at the end of the week. Because of this, I pushed my long run up before the Tour started so I could have a good long run. Major success! I was supposed to run 13 miles at MP + :30 (9:30/mile pace) and I did 14 at 9:15! My interval run earlier in the week was a little slow (hungover from Christmas Eve), but my tempo run went very well despite a MAJOR head wind. I also really looked at what my paces for each run should be and I think I can do it!
Over all I am SOOOOO excited to be marathon training. I had a big silly grin on my face during my long run Saturday. Life will get more complicated once my kids go back to school so I will have to be very diligent to train when I can. There is not a lot of wiggle room in my schedule.
Below are the links for my three runs.
26 miles run. 13:30 total training.
Video to be added soon…