Sunday, June 9, 2013

So It Begins: Marathon Training Week 1

Workouts:

Monday: 4.35 mile run (13:31 pace)
Goal: 4 miles easy (13:00 - 13:30)
Actual: 1: 13:37, 2: 13:55, 3: 13:22, 4: 13:21, 4.35: 4:30 time (12:54 pace)

Tuesday: 1 mile run (11:15 pace)

Wednesday: 6 mile run (12:58 overall pace, 12:34 tempo pace)
Goal: 1 mile warm up (13:30), 4 miles tempo (12:00 - 12:30), 1 mile cool down (13:30)
Actual: 1: 14:02, 2: 12:32, 3: 12:49, 4: 13:03, 5: 11:55, 6: 13:22

Thursday: 1 mile run (11:22 pace)

Friday: 10.2 mile run (13:47 pace)
Goal: 10 miles long/slow (13:30)
Actual: 
1: 13:12
2: 13:19
3: 13:28
4: 13:06
5: 13:41
6: 13:34
7: 14:31
8: 14:35
9: 14:30
10: 14:09
10.2: 2:32 time (12:57 pace)

Saturday: 3 mile walk + 1 mile run (13:28 pace)

Sunday: 3.6 mile run (12:21 pace) 
Goal: 3 miles easy-ish (12:30 - 12:45)
Actual: 1: 12:29, 2: 12:44, 3: 12:11, 3.6: 7:02 time (11:44 pace)

Total miles: 27.15


I'm pretty content with my first week of marathon training! I exceeded the long run mileage and weekly mileage, and got close to my pace goals. I didn't follow the plan precisely, but as long as I get in a speed workout, the long run, and the total mileage, the rest is mostly just a guideline.  

I do need to try harder to fit in strength training though - I'm just paranoid about being sore from strength training inhibiting a running workout, so it's hard to figure out what days to do it relative to my running plans.

I'm also still on track for my June running streak. It's nice to have those few 1-milers to bulk up my weekly mileage a bit, and although I'd normally think anything less than 2.5 - 3 miles not really worth going out for, when it's in addition to my longer runs, it's fun to just go out for less than 15 minutes with no pressure.

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