June brings a new season....summer, but for me it marks another point of the year....training season!
Marathon training started yesterday! I always feel like this day is a bit of a holiday (at least for me it is), as it starts a momentous journey.
I have some big goals for the fall.
To break 2 hours in an outdoor half – I’ve done it on the treadmill a couple of times & have come really close outside. The only outdoor half I have on my schedule so far is the hilly Showdown Half. My best time there is 2:09.
To get closer to the 4 hour mark in a marathon. I’m not sure if this will happen in SanFrancisco, but I think it could at the NYE Marathon in Allen.
To complete an ultra marathon. The Rocky Racoon 50k in Huntsville in on my radar. I have no time goal on this one, only to finish.
So Week 1 Training looks like this:
Monday – 5 miles – Tempo Run
Tuesday – Tabata & Core
Wednesday – 5 miles of Intervals & Speedwork
Thursday – 4-5 mile Recovery Run, focusing on technique
Friday - Rest
Saturday – Total Body Conditioning & 6-8 mile Long Run with 2-3 miles at race pace
Sunday – Rest
Have you ever used a coach?
What kinds of training plans have you used in the past?