March Madness Marathon Training continues!
For February I had 142.8 on my training schedule. I managed to get in 42.47 miles or just under 30% of my goal!
My goal for March was 189.2 miles. This would have been a 4x increase over February. Tonight I adjusted my schedule for the rest of March.
My legs are still sore from a combination of wearing my Newtons for a 10K treadmill run after not wearing them for months, and the New Bedford Half. I ran 10K Thursday but will rest until our Sunday Long Run which is 17.8 miles this week.
I’ll probably take Monday off, run 10K Tuesday night and maybe a few miles on Thursday. On March 29th I have the April Fool’s 4-Miler and on March 30th I have the Eastern States 20-Miler. After that one-two punch I’ll take March 31st as a rest day.
Eastern States is sold out, but the April Fool’s 4-Miler will have race day registration. Or you can register now. 😉
With all of that, I should finish March with 141 miles. That will be 3.3x what I ran in February. I’m pretty confident about the 17.8 SLR this weekend, but I know the Eastern States 20-Miler will be a slog. That will be the real test.
The home stretch
For April I have one more long run (12.5 miles) and a 5K race. My goal miles are 76.5 over 20 days. I have lots of short runs scheduled, some of which will get cut. If I don’t hit 76.5 miles I should still be okay.
For the past six months or so I’ve been doing a lot more leg work in the gym. My cardio is pretty good. I’m hoping this combination of good cardio and strength that I did not have for Baystate will propel me to a respectable finish at Boston.
That’s about it on how not to train for a marathon. It is March Madness!
Run well my Friends!