Over the last six weeks I have run a total of 88 miles for my pre-marathon training plan. The purpose of this plan was to prepare me for the next 16 weeks of training that starts with a 10-mile base. I am there and feel really strong and ready for my next hurdle.
Today was day one of the “official” marathon training plan. At 11 am I ran four miles in the heat along a trail in Delaware. Overall, my plan called for an 8:48 per mile. In the words of my Runner’s World Personal Trainer Plan, “for the next few weeks, you’ll log most of your runs at this pace. It will help you develop the base of cardiovascular strength you need to take on speedwork later in training.”
Here are today’s stats:
4 miles, 35:03 (8:45:45 pace), 469 calories
Up next: repeat of today’s workout