Just a quick update to let you all know what i’ve been up to. I’ve been a bit slack updating the blog, but only because i’ve been so busy out running!
This week my workouts have been:
Monday: 30 minute swim (30 laps, 1km)
Tuesday: 9.10km – 50 minute progression run, First 3km at 6.10 pace, then picking up the pace (5:40, 5.20, 5.10, 5.00, 5.00) then cool down
Wednesday: 8.15km – 55 minute hill run with a 300m elevation.
Thursday: Rest – My favourite
Friday: 7km – 43 minute easy run ahead of a big run on Saturday
Saturday: 28km – 2:39:50 loooooonnnnng run
Sunday: Rest day – Before I do it all again next week!
It was a pretty successful week overall, totalling over 52km of running!
As Marathon day draws closer (9 weeks away) I am really noticing a big increase in the time I am needing to spend training. I have been trying to get training over and done with in the mornings so I can still do things with my evenings, but it does make for some early stars before work!!
Yesterday I completed my longest run. For those of you familiar with Wellington, I ran from town to Petone and back.It ended up being 28km and took 2:30:50. It was supposed to be an easy run but I was feeling good so ending up going slightly faster. It was a long time to be on my feet for, but I still felt like I could have gone further at the end, and today I feel like I could do it all again, so that’s a good sign! I took two gels along the way, but unfortunately I didn’t take any water with me and there wasn’t any fountains along the way, so I was rather parched by the end.
I think I need to invest in a hydration belt. I probably only need one with room for one bottle and some gels. What would people recommend?
My other question is how do did other people run before their first marathon?
Hope all is well xx