Building the Base

imagesMy 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.

Gulp.

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!

Keli 🙂

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