Paris marathon is 13 weeks away. Whether my leg will let me run it or not I don’t know but it’s time to officially start the marathon training cycle and see what happens.
I loved marathon training last year – I loved having to be organised, having to eat even better than I usually do (my digestion is my weak point during long runs), dealing with little hiccups and injuries, overcoming them all at the end and having a great first marathon experience.
I haven’t written up my plan yet but I will, I WILL, soon 🙂 It’s not anything complicated, just a short run, a longer run and The Long Run every week + 3 crossfit sessions + at least 1 Bikram session.
This week I thought I would total 32km but I totally forgot that this week started in Australia and that I ran 8km before we flew back to London.
Here’s what went down this week:
- Monday: Just a lot of walking around Sydney
- Tuesday: 8.17km run in Sydney, 5:38 min/km pace, hot and hilly
- Wednesday: On the plane
- Thursday: 10.07km, 5:12 pace; 600m swimming
- Friday: Crossfit
- Saturday: 2 x 5km on the treadmill, 5:08 and 5:04 pace
- Sunday: 12km easy run, 5:46 pace; 600m swimming
Today my left leg is ok. Not perfect, the top of my calf is tight when I stretch my leg, but I have been doing a lot of stretching of ITBs, quads, hips and calves and at the moment I’m thinking it’s helping.
Tomorrow is back to work / rest day.
The road to my next marathon has officially started! (and I’m just a little giddy with excitement 🙂