Mar 10, 2013

Marathon Training: Week One

My first week of marathon training is done. I am pleased with my first week and hope that things continue to stay on the positive side. Sometimes I think that I jinx myself when I sign up for a marathon so I am keeping my fingers crossed and trying to do all of the right things.

I had three quality runs this week that I was pleased with. I have been doing more stretching, icing and foam rolling/sticking in hopes of avoiding any injuries. My shins start to act up on my longer runs so I have to be careful. I am also trying to do some strength training and cross training even it is something as simple as walking the dogs.

Run #1: 6.25 Miles @8:26

Run #2: 8.50 Miles @8:51

Run #3: 15.35 Miles @8:30 (This was a great run and I felt strong the entire time even though I added a few uphill miles in there.)



TOTAL MILES: 30

I am not registered for any races in March which is allowing me to stay focused on my training and for Ragnar So Cal next month. I love racing and I am kind of bummed that I don't have a St. Patty's day race especially after I bought these PRO Compression Socks and this Team Sparkle skirt. 


I am thinking about saving them and possibly wearing them for my next marathon because I am going to need all the luck that I can get!! 


Tell me about your week? Any plans to run a marathon this year?

10 comments:

  1. Good runs, Sandy! Remind me which marathon you're training for? I'm still on for Eugene on April 28 and Chicago in October. I can't do more than 2 a year. Best of luck with the training!

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    1. Thank you Terzah. I am running Mountains 2 Beach in Ojai, CA on May 26th. I am only following a 12 week training plan so I hope it is enough :)

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  2. Excellent job on week 1! You're off to a great start Sandy!

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    1. Thank You Suz. I hope it continues. Marathon training scares me..

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  3. 15+ miles at an 8:30?! Holy cow. You're my idol. :)

    Congrats on an AWESOME first week back in the marathon training saddle!

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    1. Thank You Megan! I actually felt pretty good on this long run. My last two have not been so great. You are getting speedier there yourself! I am watching you haha!

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  4. Way to kick off training with a very solid week! Looks like some RLRF action??

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    1. RLRF has the speed work day and I am not doing it. I know I should be but I also seem to run into issues with speed work. I try to get three quality runs in per week which is pretty similar to their plan. I kind of looked at a few different plans and made it my own based on my schedule.

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  5. Great week girl!

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