Week 1 down … 12 to go to the SF marathon!
After seriously slacking off in April I was ready to get back on track last week and kick off marathon training with a strong, solid week of running. And that’s just what I did. I am really looking forward to this training cycle. We’ve got a few new long run routes planned out, including a trail run in my hometown (on trails I’ve never been on before) at the end of the month. Last week started with some soreness leftover from the hilly Big Sur 10.6 race but I’m feeling much better now and I’ve been really focusing on stretching and foam rolling. My weekday runs last week averaged a 10:15 pace overall (for a total of 12.2 miles) which is speedy for me (remember, speed is relative). And my long run average pace was 12:05 and was part paved trail and part dirt trail. For my recovery run on Sunday I ran for 30 minutes and did an easy couple of miles with a 4:1 run/walk ratio. I didn’t do any cross training so I’m going to make sure to make that a priority this week.
We are headed back to the hill (read: overpass) this week to do hill repeats (tonight). And I’m looking forward to a new route (point-to-point) this weekend for our long run.
Photos from our long run:
My updated training plan: