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Week 2 : Marathon Training

This was a tough week.

I am finding that I am hitting my target times on speed workouts although on longer distances it is taking me longer to find a rhythm.

Despite this I was very pleased with my Sunday long run, setting a target of 01:40:00 for 13 miles, finishing in 01:39:36! 24 whole seconds to spare! Easy :s

Here is my weeks breakdown :

Mon : 5.6 miles @ 08:44
Tue : 7.3 miles @ 07:42
Wed : 6.4 miles @ 07:16 (Silverstone 10k )
Thu : 4 miles @ 07:45
Fri : Rest day
Sat : 3.1 miles @ 08:30
Sun : 13.2 miles @ 07:41
Total miles : 39.6

As mentioned I was impressed with my long run and felt reasonably strong at the end, finishing with the 13th mile as the fastest split.

I also ran the Silverstone 10k this week which was a fantastic experience and a course perfect to set a PB on. Highly recommended.

…also need to mention I ran my 300th mile in my Adidas Boston 4 trainers. They have been a great pair of running shoes and I am looking forward to my next pair this summer.

Next week I will increase my mileage again before week 4 which will hopefully contain some extra speed work to ensure I keep pressure on a strong 10k time.

Enjoy the picture of my steak burger in a brioche bun…

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Finally, I love this pic of Chloe

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One last thing! This week on marathon talk was the second part of the interview with Steve Way (Ultra runner). I would definitely recommend giving it a listen.

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