First week of Marathon training has been completed! Here is how it went....
MONDAY: a easy 5k run completed on the treadmill, I added a 0.5 then 1.0 incline to increase difficulty as I am used to running a lot further to start the week. The run was still a good challenge though as my legs were very sore from Saturday before when I completed my first Body Attack and Body Pump classes of 2015 back to back, followed by a 10k run on Sunday. I did my usual Monday night Body Pump class after the run.
TUESDAY: Body Attack class at the gym. This felt a lot easier already than the first Saturday session!
WEDNESDAY: a 6.5k run completed on the treadmill with a 0.5 incline. This wasn't my most comfortable run despite the relatively easy distance due to a severely bruised toe. That morning I had (cleverly) managed to kick the hoover in my house as I walked past it...not a good start to marathon training! Luckily the bruising has gone down very quickly!! Body Pump class afterwards.
THURSDAY: Rest Day - see below post!
FRIDAY: a 6.5k run completed on the treadmill. I really felt like running further but was strong and stuck to my plan's suggestion.
SATURDAY: This turned out to be a bit of a mammoth exercise morning. My usual volunteering was cancelled due to the poor weather so I ended up doing Body Attack, Body Pump, followed by my 5k planned marathon run. I really enjoyed it but safe to say I will not be trying to do that further into my plan!
SUNDAY: Long run day. 11.5k outside in the windiest weather I think I have ever tried to run in. There was hardly a stretch of road where I wasn't battling against weather resistance! The run was a real challenge despite it only being a little longer than my usual Sunday run. The last couple of km I managed to find a bit of shelter and I was pleasantly surprised that I still felt quite strong (although my post run selfie, below, would suggest otherwise!).