Week one is officially done! It’s funny, it seems like it’s been forever since I registered for Space Coast Marathon, and then it was forever until training started. And here we are, the end of Week 1 with four runs complete. Of course I’m going to do a weekly post on my training…. This could be my one and only ever marathon so I have to remember all of it!
Week 1 of the Hal Higdon Novice 2 plan called for 3 miles, 5 mile pace, 3 miles, and 8 miles, as well as one day of cross training and two rest days. I am changing it up a little bit, so each week I will share what was on the plan and what I actually did.
Monday – 3.16 miles
Tuesday – PiYo (Align: Lower Body)
Wednesday – 5.01 miles
Thursday –3.16 miles
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Rest
Sunday – 8.22 miles
Total for the week: 19.55 miles
As I have said in previous posts on my marathon training, I am really not focusing on trying to run fast. My goal for this first marathon is to FINISH. It’s so hot and humid right now that I am already running slower than normal, but my main concern is endurance. I want to run more than I walk and focus on the distance itself, not so much the time.
Week 1 was good and I am happy with how it went. My legs are feeling strong and I am excited about the training and the challenge ahead. I am super lucky to have hubby keep me company when I run very early in the dark on the weekdays. And of course he joins in for the long run on Sundays as well.
For Week 2, I have 3 miles, 5 miles, 3 miles, and a 9 mile long run. My goal for the week is to get three days of PiYo in since I was short last week.
Now for some rest and relaxation this Sunday afternoon! Before I know it, it will be 4:45am tomorrow and time to run again!
Are you training for a fall marathon? Comment below with which one you are doing and when it is!