Last Monday, I officially kicked off my NYC Marathon Training.
My Dad is my official “Coach”, which is scary…but I know he will take care of me and help me run my goal of a sub 3:30 marathon.
Each Sunday, he hands me a training schedule. I then review it, have a minor panic attack, and figure out how it will get done.
Week one of training looked like this:
Monday – 5 miles easy, 8:40 pace
Tuesday – 1.5 mile warm up (Garmin malfunction), 4 miles tempo – 7:45, 7:14, 7:05, 7:13, .5 mile cooldown. 7:49 overall pace.
Wednesday – TRX, 3 mile run following TRX, 9:16 pace
Thursday – VERY HOT run!! Thunderstorms in the AM meant a 100 degree run in the PM. 4 miles, 8:20 pace.
Friday – Off
Saturday – First long run of NYC Training, 12.25 miles at the trail, 8:58 pace.
Sunday – Was supposed to be 6 miles, but I slacked off due to a Saturday night Bachelorette Party. Not sure my “Coach” understood…
Total miles for week: 30 Miles
Each Sunday/Monday, I plan to post my previous week training. All tips and tricks for marathon training are welcome!
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