Marathon Training Month 1

Marathon Training Month 1

I decided at the beginning of 2017 that I would love to tackle a marathon, not because I was hyped up by watching it on TV or because my friends did one (well that did give me the extra nudge), but because it’s one of the biggest physical and mental achievements a person can take on; if you haven’t gathered this about me already, that’s what I like doing.
With the Brighton Marathon In April my training officially started at the turn of the new year. Getting back into running after 2 months off with an ankle injury sustained in October, it’s been tough. That feeling where you are starting again even though you know you have smashed much longer distances before is hard to face, but the smartest thing is to get back in the game slowly…but surely.
What I have found best for getting back into running has been the running groups I have found guidance in. Adidas Runners have been amazing. They have a varied and balanced training regime which boosts all areas of my running fitness. I have been throwing in the odd track session also to make sure I get my speed and pace up to scratch.
What I have found difficult is maintaining a gym routine at the same time. I have tried to do this by throwing in double day sessions on weekends along with some bouldering so that I’m working on as much as possible without losing strength or endurance. But still being careful not to burn out.
I’ve covered some ok ground in January reaching around 100km, but I know February is time to step it up. Loving the journey but I know it’s still a long road until I’m marathon ready!
Are you training for a marathon? What one are you doing? Are you following a direct program? Let me know in the comments below.

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