Manchester Marathon Training, week 1 completed

Well back into marathon training officially on the 2nd January, I would say feeling more confident this time round, but there is work to be done. So last year I put done a solid base leading into this, regularly banking 65-75 mile weeks, consistently has been great.

So week 1, my coach sends me my weekly schedule on a Sunday, and Monday for me is long run day, so this week was 16 miles split, 10 @ 7:10 pace, then 6 @ 6:50 min miles, which went great did have a problem with that. Wednesday, 10 miles @ 7 min pace, this day was particularly windy ( 45mph ) so I did 2 loops of my village, just to kinda shelter from the high winds! It worked and again banked the miles. Thursday was a session day, 5x2k, normally I would probably do this the day after doing what I did on a Wednesday, but have to juggle training with seeing my little boy, the session went fine and legs felt good so no complaints.. the rest of the volume for the week is Easy miles,! Easy days Easy, Hard days Hard….. I try and switch the surface I run on just to keep the pounding of the tarmac where I need to, so I use my treadmill and grass where I can…Weekly volume of 75 miles, great start to a marathon block. Let’s see what week 2 brings.. 👍🏻🏃🏃🏼‍♂️😁

Manchester Marathon route map..

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