|Almost time for this delicious treat to be back on the menu!|
Yesterday officially kicked off marathon training for me with 17 weeks to go until my first marathon on December 8. Since I've never run a marathon I am obviously no expert on training but I believe I have a pretty good plan in place. I really appreciate all the advice/tips people gave when I announced I would be running my first marathon and I'd love to hear any other advice you might have.
I'm not going to spell it out week by week for you because I don't want to bore anyone but basically my plan is going to be a long runs of 7-15 mi (increasing by 2 mi/wk) and 16-24 mi (increasing by 1 mi/wk). This will leave me 3 weeks to taper and for those weeks my long runs will be 16 mi, 10 mi, and 8 mi. For these first few weeks I am planning to run at least a couple miles each day until I get into my double digit long runs and then I am going to play it by ear to see whether I will run 3 or 4 times per week. Thankfully my little running buddy is ready to log some miles this fall. I may even keep a mileage log for Lucky and Sasha to see how many miles they run this fall.
|He's very strict about walk breaks|
I'll have 1-2 short runs each week that will be 3-4 mi in length and another run that will be half the distance of my long run for the week. Luckily I have a pretty flexible schedule and don't mind running during the week so my long runs won't necessarily fall on the week thus allowing plenty of time for my other races I have scheduled.
Tomorrow I'll highlight my race calendar for the fall! Any more marathon training tips?