Marathon Training Update

Finally! I went out for my run Tuesday morning and noticed a difference in the temperature. Bring on the cool mornings!

Tuesday’s run was 6 miles. One mile easy pace, 4 mile tempo, 1 mile easy (8:21, 7:44, 7:40, 7:29, 7:17, 8:02).

There are 6 and half weeks until my marathon. I’ve been trying to get a feel for where I am as far as being able to meet my goals. This is the first training plan that I have used that incorporates speed workouts. As far as the speed workouts and long runs go, I have been following the plan exactly. The rest of the runs, I have switched up a little by adding a few extra miles and an extra day of running. I’m careful to make sure I don’t feel worn down from them, and I don’t think it will have a negative impact in the end. Most of my runs have been a little faster than what they should be for my goal pace (according to this plan), but I am not planning on changing my goal of 3:40. So far, I am pleased with the progress I have made, and I can see the importance of doing the different kinds of workouts. I have also learned the importance of pacing. I have been putting together a pace plan for the marathon and going to use it this weekend for my long run for practice.

In case you missed it, I am participating in Smoothie Challenge. So far I am 3 for 3! Tuesday’s smoothie was spinach, pineapple, banana, and coconut water.

Today is a non-running cross training day. I’m hitting the weights today, as I have slacked in that area the past couple of weeks. I’m sure I will feel it tomorrow.

Have a good one!