I’ve done it, I’ve signed up for a pretty aggressive race schedule this summer. It’s now time to hit the pavement and start my training.
This week I’ll be easing into it. You can always follow along and see how each specific run went as I do post daily on Instagram.
So this week, I’m easing back into marathon training along with that is on my long runs I’m going to be testing a few nutrition strategies since I do intermittent fast 17 hours a day. It gets to be a little hard to run more than 7 miles without any calories.
Keep in mind that I normally run on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday schedule. I’m also working with a new coach so it’s a learning experience for us both.
This week’s training schedule
- Tuesday 5K Timed Trial Run
- Thursday 4 mile easy run
- Saturday 5 mile easy run
- Sunday 8 mile long easy run
My pace schedule
Here’s a look into my pace schedule for a better understanding of my timing:
- Easy 10:56-12:00
- Marathon 10:17
- Threshold 9:22
- Interval 8:26
- Repetition 7:54
I’m a little late for this one meaning I’m publishing this after I’ve run this weeks training schedule. Here’s how it went:
This was a timed trial giving my new coach an idea of my 5K time. I ran 3.11 miles in 28:30. On the perceived effort scale I’ll give this a 6. Towards the end of this run I was breathing pretty heavy and was getting tired.
For this easy 4 mile run I popped in some headphones and headed out onto the trail. This was a struggle for me because I’m used to running at a faster speed than the easy pace that I was suppose to run. I ran 4.02 miles in 42:06. This was easy and I really loved this run.
This run was by far my favorite for the week. I ran this with my husband and we were able to chat and enjoy the trail on this easy 5 mile run. I know I ran this faster than I was supposed to but it was so much fun. For this run I ran 5.01 in 50:32.
This week Sunday is my long run day. 8 miles were on the schedule and I did just that. I didn’t eat or drink anything during this run and it showed the last 2 miles. This I quickly learned is something I’ll be testing week to week. I ran 8.01 at 1:38:23.
Next week my mileage will be around 20 miles for the week and will be testing out nutrition for my long run. I’ll be updating you as soon as I can about week 2.