Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4 Months Out

4 Months, or rather 17.5 weeks, out from the Marathon. I need to sort out a plan for training quick smart (and allowing for a half marathon in a week and a half). Time to get serious.

Went for a better run Monday lunchtime along the waterfront, pace was pretty comfortable.

10.4km / 47:35 / 4:35min/km.

152km for June which is a bit of a record for me. Hopefully have built up a decent enough base to hit marathon training "proper". When I hit the plan though the miles will go up but I expect the pace to go slow quite a bit. Will have to be very disciplined about this! Save the speed for the intervals and fartlek days.

Last night I went to the pools in the "quiet time" - 7:30pm (it shuts at 9pm). Still reasonably busy but had a lane to myself for about half the time. Lesson learnt though is don't go swimming after dinner. My body just thought about digesting food as opposed to wanting to excercise. :(

Still got through 60 lengths of freestyle in various sets. It was worth going though and I felt much better for it.

1 comment:

Bruce said...

Good luck finding a race training plan, there's plenty out there so I'm sure you'll find one that suits.