Time really is flying by and it’s nearly time for me to start my Marathon training plan. I will soon be training for a marathon. That. Is. Terrifying. I’ve put together my own schedule using a Hal Higdon plan I found through Google, tweaked to fit the races I want to do and a lovely friend off the Running Bug has edited it to fit in with how ‘fit’ I am right now.
How have I been preparing to train for a marathon?
- Ideally, I wanted to have a good running base and be strength and cross training at least once a week. In reality, I have the running base but not the strength/ cross training. I do still have 2 1/5 weeks to incorporate both of these but it probably won’t happen.
- Researching/ creating a training plan
- Spending too many hours looking at trainers I want to get. I have no idea if they’re even suitable for my gait but I reeeeeally would love a pair of Brooks Ghost 8s to run in
- Researching races to fit in with my schedule. I have a 10 miler & 2 half marathons written into my plan, the HM in March is supposed to have 7 miles tacked onto the end to bring it up to 20 miles and my longest run. I have been advised that may not be possible in reality and it would also be a week earlier than I’d wanted. It’s proving very hard to find a 20 mile race, in the Norfolk area on the Easter weekend…
- Re-joined slimming world in the hope to drop some weight before training starts. Let’s just say, it’s not happening.