Pre-marathon marathon training

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Marathon training starts soon! I received my meeting reminded for Team in Training this morning which got me even more excited!! For now, I don’t have a formal training plan, so I made do with piecing together one from the first couple of weeks of some training plans I’ve found online.

Here’s a recap of what I’ve done so far!

Sunday 5/1: 5.5 mile run

This run started off great: 3.29 in under 30 minutes, which is good for me since I can’t seem to get under 9:30-10:00 miles while I’m running along. Around mile 4.5 I started to get really hot and didn’t have any water so I ran/walked it back to the car in fear that I would pass out. Gonna need to work on that one…

Monday 5/2: Rest 

Tuesday 5/3: 43 minutes of strength workouts

I used the Workout Trainer by Skimble app on my iPhone, which was actually really good.

Wednesday 5/4: 3.26 mile run (33:58, 10:25/mile)

Raining, legs in pain from lunge/squat torture yesterday. Not bad overall.

Thursday 5/5: Bike/Stair/Arc at the gym – 1 hour total

I always forget how much I love the gym! It was awesome working out inside (it was raining) and being able to study (finals week :(). I always put off workouts if I have too much work to do, so it’s the perfect solution.

All in all, it’s been a good week for running. I definitely learned from my Sunday run that it is time to invest in a Camelbak or some type of handheld water bottle if I want to run more than 5 miles on a hot day.

Planned workouts for the next week include:

Friday (today!) 6 mile run

Saturday: 3 mile run

Sunday: 1 hour strength exercises

Monday: rest

Tuesday: Treadmill speed workout

Wednesday: 30 minutes strength, 30 minutes running

Thursday: 4m run



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  2. Hi Brianna, I just read your mission and that’s awesome that you are going to train for a marathon! My fiance has just gone through that same journey. This time last year he struggled to run a mile non-stop, and last weekend he just ran his first full marathon. It has been amazing to watch his transformation and progression. I am excited for you to experience it too! There’s nothing like training for and running a marathon!

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