Sunday, January 10, 2010

Getting ready for Week 1 of marathon training

Tomorrow begins Week 1 of marathon training.  The training program I am using is from The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer by Whitsett, et al.  It starts out with mileage rather than distance, which was how I started off last time for the first six to eight weeks (then my Achilles went boom and then the holiday season, etc.).  Last time I had pretty much a zero base; now, while I don't have much more than that I can do three miles relatively easily so I went with this plan this time around.  Here is my plan for Week 1:

Mon - Day 1:  3 miles.

Tue - Day 2:  Weights.  Looking forward to this, weights was always my favorite part of working out.

Wed - Day 3:  Rest. 

Thu - Day 4:  4 miles.

Fri - Day 5:  3 miles and weights.

Sat - Day 6:  Rest.

Sun - Day 7:  5 miles.

Normally Mondays would also be my rest day -- nice strong way to start the week, yeah? -- but this Wednesday I get my hair cut before work so I've swapped the days.  Since I have tomorrow off from work, the switch will work well this week.

If I did my math right, this program totals just over 415 miles.  My mileage goal for 2010 is 526.2, reinforcing the idea that my mileage goal is totally doable.  Yay!

I'm off to get my Brit fix.  Here's hoping everyone has a great week!

the CilleyGirl

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a great plan. I can't wait to hear how it goes :-) I start my half marathon training today too!