Week 1 of my marathon training did not exactly go as planned with me being sick all last weekend.
Week 2 is now out of the way after an easy run this morning. I managed to complete the mileage I intended to this week but there were two different phases to the week.
In the first half of the week, my Monday-Wednesday runs were aimed more at taking it easy in order to rebuild my strength. Monday’s run ended up being a 6 km easy run, Tuesday’s run was 8.7 km worth of hills and Wednesday’s run ended up being a 6.2 km easy run.
During the second half of the week I started to feel stronger and was able to keep up with my usual paces. Thursday I managed to complete 8.7 km with 7 km at my tempo pace, last night I ran an easy 9 km run and this morning I completed an easy 8 km run.
In total, I managed to complete 46.8 km this week.
Week 3 starts tomorrow morning with a 19 km (12 mile).