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.