Marathon Training week 22 min read
This marathon plan has started and week 1 went almost to plan. Completed all my run sessions as planned, with my hill session, interval and long run all going well.
Tuesday’s hill session was run over a familiar terrain and I completed this session and felt strong throughout. Thursday I completed intervals of 12 x 2 min at 3:30 min/km with a 1 min float between, a humid start to the day here made for a challenging session. Sunday’s long run was slightly shorter than planned at 1 hour 30 min but comfortable at an aerobic pace.
My other triathlon disciplines didn’t go quite to plan with just one swim and ride. I had a long ride planned on Saturday and felt fatigued when I woke up so I skipped this session and wasn’t able to make my afternoon pool session due to family commitments. Overall not a disaster in the first week of a preparation as I’m still adjusting to life back on the bike and in the pool.
This week sees a similar schedule;
Monday – Swim (30 min – 1.5km)
Tuesday – Run (Hills – 1 hour)
Wednesday – Bike (Aerobic – 1 hour)
Thursday – Swim (30 mins – 1.5km)
Friday – Long run (Aerobic – 1:45 min)
Saturday Bike (Aerobic – 1:30 min including single leg drills)
Sunday Run (Intervals 8 x 3 min – 1 min float)
Looking at a week without a rest day to ensure I get all my sessions completed. For the next few weeks I want to make sure I complete each session and develop the fitness needed.
Good luck with your own training or racing this week.