Training for: Marine Corps Marathon October 25, 2015 in Washington, D.C
Method: Run Less, Run Faster Novice Marathon Training
46 days until Marine Corps Marathon!
This weeks training went pretty well. I ended up ordering 21 days fix because my nutrition is something I need to work on and I am looking forward to mixing the strength training in without having to leave my house!
Monday: 2×1600, 2×800 with 60 second rest. Total 3.48 miles in 35 minutes
Wednesday: plan: 1 easy, 4 at MT, 1 easy actual: 4.5 miles in 46:14 avg 10:22 – 1 easy, 3 at tempo, 0.5 easy. I went out too late for this run and there was no way I could have safely made it to 6 miles. My bad! I won’t lie, I was relieved that I had to cut it short. It was humid and I was feeling sluggish. I don’t enjoy working out late at night.
Thursday: Pilates Fix
Friday: rest – prepping for my long run!
Saturday: plan 16 miles at 11:23 actual 16.08 in 2:57:51 avg pace 11:07/mi another great long run and PR in the books! I only have 18, 20 and 26.2 left! Crazy. I don’t know how people training for marathon after marathon. I’m happy to be nailing these long runs and feeling really good after but it takes A LOT of time. Early mornings, cutting half the day up, being exhausted for the rest of the day. More power to ya! I think I’ll be sticking with halfs and shorter after this. We’ll see though 😉
My trouble is my nutrition during runs. I have been carrying a hydration pack with 2 liters of water. During my 15 miler, I emptied it. During my 16 miler (cooler weather) I came home with 500ml remaining. Food though – I always ate Gu’s and they were giving me stomach trouble so I switched it up a bit. This week I brought pretzels and a PB&J with honey. After my running partner left me (at 9.5 miles) I paused the garmin and ate my sandwich. Okay on a training run but will kill my time during the race. How do you eat REAL FOOD while running??? What am I to do?
Sunday: Yoga Fix – felt amazing after that long run
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What is your furthest run?
What do you use for fuel during long runs?