So the bit before the Brighton Marathon training plan started today.
Brighton training starts on the 30th December. So what to do in the meantime. Well good question the options:
- Eat mince pies
- Drink mulled wine
- Eat some more mince pies
- Eat the chocolates that are meant to be for Boxing Day!
- Pretend it’s not Christmas and just carry on as usual!
It’s a good question. I’ve signed up to a 16 week plan so have two limbo weeks. So have decided to take a 2 week section of a sub 1:30 half marathon plan to fill these weeks. The plan is:
So I started with a little over 3 miles today (16 Dec) and actually wasn’t really disciplined enough to run at 8min/miles. Must work on hitting target speeds better – slower ones just as importantly as the fast one ☝️.
And there it begins. 2 weeks with a planned total of around 81/82 miles to the 29 December.
Brighton training starts in earnest on the 30th December and I’m still working on the idea of targeting training for a sub 3:30 marathon come April. It’s not going to be easy but the journey there will be one interesting challenge. See you on the other side!
RR 16 Dec 2019