Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Marathon Training: Week 1

I can't believe my first marathon is coming up in January! All those last few years of thinking about it and knowing that I wasn't ready to commit to training for one seemed like forever ago, and now it's real and I couldn't be more excited (and nervous - let's not lie here lol!). For the marathon plan I'm following, I chose one for beginner runners who have about a year of running under their belt. While I'm not a beginner, I wanted to work more on hills, technique and speed and I feel that this plan will allow me to do that to a greater extent.

Week 1 went really well. My miles were low, at 16, for the week (Monday - Sunday) but I got in some really hot humid weather running, as well as hills and speed work so my legs definitely felt it. The breakdown goes like this:

Monday 9/3: Rest Day

Tuesday 9/4: 3 miles at the park with my favorite shoes that always make me smile 😊

Wednesday: Rest Day (a.k.a. house chores and nail day 😃)

Thursday: 4 miles at the park

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: 4 really hot hilly miles and speedwork with Tiffany! She is such an inspiration and really fast! She rocks!

Our start and end point - near downtown

SO much sass! 

I'm so thankful to have this girl as a friend

Sunday: 5 miles LSD at the park

And that's a wrap! See you at the track tonight! And please please PLEASE stop raining soon.

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