My 16 week marathon training plan kicks off on August 15th and I’m preparing for that by building up my running base. So it’s like I’m training for my training. I know, right?!
I usually run 3 or 4 times per week and in fact, I’ve even trained for marathons only running 3 or 4 days a week. But this plan will have me out 4 or 5 times and maybe even 6 times a week as we get to the peak training.
So I’ve started adding a run here and there to get myself up to 5 runs per week. I’m not pushing any specific pace-training at this point, it’s just time on my feet and getting my body used to running 5 days.
So for those who are interested, here’s my running schedule for this and next week.
- Mon – off
- Tues – 6 miles
- Wed – 20 minutes
- Thurs – 6 to 7 miles
- Fri – off
- Sat – 40 to 50 minutes
- Sun – 75 to 90 minutes
It goes without saying that Boot-Camp will still happen 4 days a week and yoga will continue to be a daily occurrence. Because I find that in order for me to be a stronger and more fit runner (and human) I need all three components.
I know that many of you are gearing up for or in the middle of your own race training. Share what you’re doing and keep me posted on your progress. I have a new Facebook page set up for the Marin BreakfastKlub Runners so check it out, Like it or Follow it and post your comments! https://www.facebook.com/seekelirun/
Now go run!