With a little over 7 weeks to go I thought I would capture some of my key weeks of training.
The next 5 weeks are all I have to pick my speed up and build endurance before I start a 2 week taper in to the Marathon (my first ever 26.2 miles)
I have been a runner for 2 years.
Last race was Peterborough half marathon Oct 2016 in a time of 1h29min.
I got a late entry in to London in February through the Royal Marsden Cancer charity. - A great charity I am privilaged to support:
Try to run 50 miles per week
Monday - rest or 10 miles easy
Tuesday - fast tempo run at 5-10K pace
Wednesday - 5 miles easy
Thursday - intervals/fartlek
Friday - Rest
Saturday - Long run 1-2 h
Sunday - easy 1-1h30.
Last week I switched things round and tried a run home from work on Friday night. I ran from St Pauls to Orpington and caught the train the rest of the way. I went through some interesting areas that I would not want to run through once it got dark, but a great way of getting in a 15 mile run letting me have a day off on Saturday instead.
Cold shower on my legs when I got home was a must to help my DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).
Since getting my marathon place in Feb I have stepped up my training from 20-25 miles per week up to 40-50.
I know I could do a sub 3h marathon, but it is going to be close. A number of sponsors have offered to double their sponsorship if I do it in under 3h, so that is quite an incentive.
Race time predictor websites have me at 3:03-3:12 so I need to train hard...
Tonight- 10 miles easy pace to start the week. My sore legs can't wait!
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