Sunday, February 05, 2012

Marathon Training is BACK!

Training for the Newport Marathon began on Monday!  I have a goal.  The next 18 weeks are about getting to the starting line healthy and to the finish line less than 4 hours later.  I know I can do it, but it scares me a whole lot!  I need to stay focused, but still relax and have fun with it.  This training cycle is about strength, flexibility and listening to my body.  Increasing my mileage is a given, but I am also going to focus on total training hours.  One of my struggles in racing is nerves.  I truly believe some of my issues in past marathons have been caused by anxiety.  So I am going to train hard, but leave the final results to God. 

Monday:
Long Run 10 miles

Tuesday:
Stationary Bike: 17. 3 mi
Yoga

Wednesday:
Progression Run: 6.2 mi

Thursday:
Easy Run: 5.1 mi
Rower: 30 min

Friday:
Rest

Saturday:
Easy Run: 6.2 mi
Rower: 45 minutes

Sunday:
Stationary Bike: 17.3 mi

Summary:
Run: 27.5 mi
Bike: 34.6
Rower: 2 times
Yoga: 1 time
Total Training Time: 8:42

3 comments:

Nicole Wagner said...

THIS IS A GREAT FIRST WEEK!
SO Excited you are training for this marathon! try to relax and enjoy your training and the rest will fall into place!!
I need to take my own advice! ha!!

xxx

C2Iowa said...

Looking forward to reading about your trip for 18+ weeks. I agree:good first week.

NattyBumpo said...

I'm pulling for you!!! I have far less lofty goals these days. But I know you can do this!