Published on: Feb 11, 2010 @ 17:35
I’ve just applied for the New York Marathon lottery again, I’ll hear if I’ve been successful by mid March, fingers crossed.
Ohh well, didn’t get in this year either. Probably a good thing since I’ve got a lot of things on this year. Still, there’s next year and I’m confident that I’ll get in at some point. 🙂
Well, I had my first long run of my marathon training today, all went well and I finished my 15 mile run in a tad over 2 hours. The reason I’ve missed the my first long runs are all to do with the weather, damn snow. Going on holiday in a week, thankfully they have a gym which I’ll use if I can’t get out and run.
I’ve had a bit of time tonight so I thought I would write my marathon training program for next years London Virgin Marathon. My official training starts on the 3rd January. Until I start, I’m going to start taking up my mileage slowly, at present I’m only running about 15 miles a week. I think I’ll take it up to 30 in gradual steps.
Then when I do start my training proper, I won’t find it as hard. That’s the theory anyway :).
My training schedule is here, fingers crossed for good health and no injuries (this time).
I’ve decided to start doing some light running this week, I’ve not done a lot of quality running for the last 3-4 months and I really need to get started. Since November, I’ve only run a grand total of 40 mile (Not a lot) in my new Mizuno Wave Inspire 4. Last week I motived myself to do the work by registering for the 2009 Edinburgh Marathon, thinking that now I’ve paid for the marathon I’m more inclined to do the training. I even spent a bit of time last week and worked out a training schedule.
Having taken a week off, I’m champing at the bit to start training for the Edinburgh Marathon. I might do a little light jogging this week to see how my legs have recovering, nothing to strenuous. Then start training in earnest on the week beginning the 14th April, I’m going to adapt the marathon training I did for the Paris Marathon, basically just chop the 5 weeks off the end of it and use that. I think my endurance training should still be quite valid after only 2 weeks of rest (hopefully) what I’m going to concentrate on doing some speed work during the week followed by the usual long run at the weekend.
Fingers crossed all goes well 🙂 my training schedule is here.
Today was quite an interesting run, started of in Penicuik, ran along the road to West Linton and back again. Then around Penicuik by running along Carlops Road, up towards A702, down Belwood Road and Mauricewood Road and along Edinburgh road, a grand total of 20 miles. Unfortunately Google maps seems to miss out the last part of the 20 miles for some reason, not sure why, hence the commentary.
I’ve not ran any distance on snow before so it was a learning experience, what I did notice was that because it was snow, I was wasting a lot of effort, my feet were continually slipping. From mile 6 to 8 the wind picked up and the snow was practically horizontal, making visibility almost impossible (should have worn snow goggles). The running pace wasn’t good but considering the conditions, I’m more than happy with it.
The trainings going well this week, this weekends long run was a bit shorter but enjoyable none the less, weather wasn’t the best, windy and uphill on the way back, so the split time was probably not so good.
Next weekend is the first 20 miler of my training, joy 🙂 lets hope the weathers reasonable.
Map of route below: