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Marathon training: Week 1 – From summer to winter

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 πŸ™‚ 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

Total: 40.24km

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 πŸ™‚

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Muriel
    January 6, 2014 at 11:47 am

    I am very impressed. It takes a lit of willpower to train like this. I feel like a couch potato right now!

    • Reply
      Metropolitan Mum
      January 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm

      Make that two πŸ™‚ xx

      • Reply
        MrsB
        January 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm

        You’re building a house and writing books. Doesn’t sound like a couch potato kind of a life to me!

    • Reply
      MrsB
      January 6, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      It takes a lot more willpower to write a book! πŸ™‚

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