Part of the marathon route
This week has been great so far for training. Here’s what I’ve done:
Monday 25th: rest
Tuesday 26th : 20min stairs – various weights for my legs and core – 5km on the treadmill
Wednesday 27th: 10 minutes running warm up/ 10x300m sprinting with 150m rests./ Cool down. It was all about 8km
Thursday 28th: 15km planned, steady run
Friday 29th: 8km planned, steady run
Saturday 30th: 6km planned, steady run
Sunday 31st: 32km planned, run/ walk
If all goes as planned for the remainder of the week I’ll be doing great for the Quebec City Marathon on Aug. 28th.I’m not too sure how I feel about my times but at least I know I’m working my butt off to get there!!
So; strength. For a really long time I’ve known that I have what it takes on the inside to carry me through 42.2 km. This I can do. The mental strength required is absolutely amazing but somehow I am able to talk myself through it.
The “other” strength that I’m now working on is how to push my body to new limits in order to run faster. Just in adding weights once a week I feel stronger. I have also paid more attention to hills (which I still find are my weakness) and speed work.
Stay tuned… just about a month to go until race day!