It's now Week 2 of my marathon training.
Here's a little review of what Week 1 was like.
Monday: 3.5 miles in 37:35/ 10:44 average pace
Tuesday: Rest day
I don't exactly remember why I didn't run. I know I thought about it, but something caused me to sleep in I guess.
Wednesday: 3.5 miles in 36:01/ 10:17 average pace
Thursday: Rest day
This was our 10th anniversary and I had thought about squeezing in a run before we took off for the day, but decided that enjoying a few extra minutes in bed with my honey was the best way to start off our anniversary.
Friday: Rest day
I had a lot of family running around to do on Friday and I was considering doing my long run that afternoon because Saturday was scheduled tightly too. So I didn't run in the morning and then I ended up deciding Saturday was still best for my long run.
Saturday: 9.52 miles in 1:40:52/ 10:35 average pace
I left late, had been on my feet for 4 hours the night before so this run was rough on my body. But in spite of it all, I was pretty surprised at my overall pace. I never really slowed down and had some good negative splits, although all the splits weren't negative.
Total miles: 16.5
Thoughts on Week 1: I was short at least one run, or two shorter runs. I needed to either run on Tuesday, or make time for it on Thursday or Friday. But it's not the end of the world. It was only week 1 and I'm still getting in the routine. I know I need the weekly miles to build my endurance, but I find myself focusing more on the successfulness of my long runs.
This week so far:
I ran 3 miles on the treadmill and 3 miles this morning with my sister. I really need to make these weekday runs more like 4 miles, but I'm just not quite getting up early enough! I am hoping to run at the beach on Thursday with the double jogger and log 5 or 6 miles, probably with a stop midday to let the girls out to play. I may run a few slow miles on Friday with my sister, and then 12 on Saturday! I will be leaving plenty early and driving to a flatter location to run.
It's crazy to think that last year I was training for a November half marathon and my training probably peaked during this time with a 13 mile run. And here I am, in the second week of marathon training already looking at a 12 mile training run. This is for real, yo.
And I like it.