Marathon Training has Officially Begun!
It’s marathon-training season and time is rapidly going by. I am on week three of training and I’m feeling a bit uneasy about it. For those of you that don’t know I am currently training for the NYC Marathon in November. This will be my first marathon and as I mentioned I am uneasy and scared about it. The upcoming long runs are daunting and I know I am already psyching myself out about them but I just need to get over it and do it.
So what plan did I end up choosing? And why? Honestly I should have started training seriously in June but that just didn’t happen and there’s no use feeling sad about it now because I can’t turn back time but here it is, I’ve started and I couldn’t be more happier.
Hal Higdon Novice Plan 1.
|1||Rest||3 m run||3 m run||3 m run||Rest||6||Cross|
|2||Rest||3 m run||3 m run||3 m run||Rest||7||Cross|
|3||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||3 m run||Rest||5||Cross|
|4||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||3 m run||Rest||9||Cross|
|5||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||10||Cross|
|6||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||7||Cross|
|7||Rest||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|8||Rest||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||Rest||Half Marathon|
|9||Rest||3 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||10||Cross|
|10||Rest||3 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||15||Cross|
|11||Rest||4 m run||8 m run||4 m run||Rest||16||Cross|
|12||Rest||4 m run||8 m run||5 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|13||Rest||4 m run||9 m run||5 m run||Rest||18||Cross|
|14||Rest||5 m run||9 m run||5 m run||Rest||14||Cross|
|15||Rest||5 m run||10 m run||5 m run||Rest||20||Cross|
|16||Rest||5 m run||8 m run||4 m run||Rest||12||Cross|
|17||Rest||4 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||8||Cross|
|18||Rest||3 m run||4 m run||2 m run||Rest||Rest||Marathon|
I was going to go with Novice plan 2, but I quickly realized that the long runs progressed very quickly and I haven’t ran such distance in months and if I wanted to run and train for this race injury free and novice plan 2 was not the way to do it, for my personal running style and progression.
I tailored the schedule to fit my needs and also added some strength trainings days in the mix as well but for the most part, this is what my training plan looks like.
Either way here’s to week three of training and from here on out I will be staring the “Marathon Training” weekly series. Every Sunday, I’ll recap how training has been, victories, struggles, the whole nine yards.
Until next time beauties.