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Marathon training week 5

This week I finally got the news about my marathon. Unfortunately it has been cancelled completely not just delayed to a later date so I will be running my first ever marathon next year instead of this year hopefully.

This news has really effected my training this week I found it really tough to motivate myself for a long run.

My first run this week was hill repeats. I did 1 mile warm up then 5 hill repeats (3x 60 second up 90 seconds down then 2x 60 seconds up 45 seconds down) then 1 mile warm down. I thought this run went really well and I think I must be one of the very few people that actually enjoy doing hill repeats I just think they a great fun and a really good chance to push yourself.

My second run of the week was a 7 miler with a variety of different paces. 2 miles easy, 3 miles at marathon pace (10:30/mi) 2 miles easy. I really enjoyed this run and I felt really comfortable pretty much the whole time, I have been trying really hard to make sure my easy pace is slightly slower just so that I can guarantee that my heart rate is nice and low.

The first that actually got effect by the news of my marathon being cancelled was when I planned to run 13 miles but I started running and my legs felt a bit heavy and I just couldn’t be bothered to push myself at all so I only ended up doing 4 miles which was slightly annoying but I just need to get myself motivated again with a new goal and then train for the marathon again next year.

My last run of the week was great fun it was a pretty hilly progressive 6 mile run but I found that I was really fresh and I could really push myself. My last mile was about 45 seconds faster ran than the one before it I really wanted to push myself on that last mile and I did.

I’m hoping by the end of this month I can run over 100 miles for the month I’m on 75 so far and I have only completed over 100 miles before once and that was really tough on my body but at the minute I feel really good so the marathon training has done a lot of good for my endurance so hopefully I can keep building on this and slowly increase my weekly and monthly mileage.


Published by runnerben6

Just trying to get a bit better at running

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