Week 2/18 of marathon training this week. It's going ok but this is early days where the mileage is low. The weather here in Auckland has been a bit wet* but I'm finding that the structure of a plan is keeping me accountable.
This week is a bit disruptive as I have a half marathon tomorrow morning.
Following of from the long slow run on Sunday (16.4km) I did the following:
Tuesday: 4.9km / 21:17min / 4:19 min/km.
Flat round the tank farm - good but in hindsight what the hell am I running that speed in a training run? Interesting thing the run itself didn't feel that tough. Maybe my aerobic capacity is picking up.
Was a lunchtime run and good fun.
Plan said 3 miles - OK.
Wednesday: 8.48km / 40:28 / 4:46 min/km.
Pace more circumspect this time this route along westhaven, up curran, along ponsonby road, down franklin and then back to town. Another lunchtime run.
Plan was 5 miles - OK.
Thursday: 5.15km / 25:12 / 4:52 min/km.
Flat route out east along the water front to just past the end of the red fence and back again. Felt comfortable going slower.
Plan was 3 miles - OK.
Overall the midweek running was too fast however my excuse is peaking for a HM.
I'm supposed to do 5 miles (PMP) today and then 11 miles (slow) tommorrow. However instead I'll do 13 miles (hopefully fastish) in the HM. Normal programming should resume next week.
* Weather forcast is absolute pants for tomorrow. Supposedly rain and wind. Should inspire me to hurry up and finish to get dry.
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