Let the training begin

This week is the start of my marathon training (again lol).

I completed the Lunar-Tic Marathon at the end of last month and gave myself 2 weeks rest before starting training for my next marathon

The first week I caught up with jobs around my house, Sorted out the bedroom and then the kitchen which was very rewarding.

Last week I did go out for some recovery / easy paced runs to keep my fitness levels up.

Monday 5th was a great run, No time limit, no set miles, no pacing, just went out for a lovely jog whist listening to great music through my earphones. I stopped several times to take photos which was great fun. I landed up running just over 4 miles then back to the carpark to do some strength training. 4.08 miles – 46 minutes 19 Seconds

Thursday 7th run was roughly the same as tuesdays run but with more off road running through the lovely woodland, again finishing up with some strength training in the car park afterwards. 4.34 Mi – 38 Mins & 59 Secs.

Sunday I ran for longer and a large part of it was through the woods, For once I did not get lost, I bought myself a compass and although I have not used one since I was a kid I think it worked out ok for me – I found the right exit anyway lol 5.07 Miles in 45 Minutes and 38 Seconds

So with 3 1/2 months until my next marathon the fun starts today (13th). Lets hope it’s 3 1/2 months injury free 🙂

Sunday long run

Sunday 27th January 2019

I had a fantastic run today – 12 miles total.

I wanted to include more hills in my runs and I was getting a bit fed up of my usual route, I do not get board easily but after running the same route for months on end I thought it was time to change.

The route I ran had a beautiful hill at around the 3rd mile so I took a steady pace up to the hill so as not to burn myself out, in fact I made a point of not checking my pace on the whole run and just enjoying the run.

The second big hill was between mile 6 and 7, My legs complained most on this hill but I knew that its mostly down hill and flat running when I reached the top.

It’s nearly midnight now, 7 hours after my run and my legs are still letting me know I ran today 🙂

  • Distance 12.09 mi
  • Pace 8:40 /mi
  • Time 1h 44m

I am researching training plans for my November marathon (27.7 miles), I am hoping to find a good ultra training plan (30 miles) as I think this will prepair me best.

Well time to get back to work, sleep well.