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Marathon Training Spring has Sprung

Marathon Training Spring has Sprung

– Spring has sprung & race season is nearly upon us, with only a few weeks to go before the big Marathon races fire the starting gun. With that in mind it’s now time to focus on improving your running speed & taper off from the longer distances that you have been running. It’s time to get your body as fully primed as possible for race day!

Here’s the training guide for this week:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Week 10Rest3 mile run (timed)Rest40 min run at marathon paceRest20 min run10k or 10m race or at race pace

 

The weather at the moment is glorious & the mornings are brighter. The good news is that preparation for the marathon has been going great & you’ve put in the hours & the road-stomping miles. Now it’s time to put a spring in your step and focus on speed & personal bests rather than distance.

After doing the big 20 mile run last Sunday you’ll have a pretty good idea of what needs to be done before the big day, you’ll still be putting in the miles but the big long run is now behind you until the day itself. Focusing on shorter running distances but at a faster pace will get your cardiovascular system pumping and really open up your lungs. All that will condition your body to be stronger, fitter & more ready than ever for race day.

The Sunday run is a 10 mile or 10 km race (whichever you feel more up for), you’re aiming to hit a personal best without causing yourself to fall over from exhaustion.

As always, please feedback how your training is going. Have a good week!

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