Today is the first day of my marathon training…
In a way I feel like that is the case though. I haven’t run much since my marathon on September 8th. In fact I have only logged about 50 miles this month (and 26.2 was in one day). Today I can finally hit the pavement again. I hope to run 3 miles today and 6 with @BigBigGeek tomorrow.
My plan for this next month is to build back up to about 50 miles a week. I’ll start at about 30 – 35 miles next week and add 10% each week until I get back to 50. I hope that eventually I can make 50 miles a week my benchmark. Personally, I would like to be up in the high 50’s on average, but I want to take my time building back up my mileage.
With Fall approaching and cool weather less than a month away, I hope my training will pick back up. Another goal for this Fall is to get my pace down to 8:00 per mile. Last winter I was comfortably at 8:30 pace, but during the summer and marathon training my average pace has dropped a bit.
On a final note, many congratulations to those who have gotten into Boston. I got a nice comment from RunningBostonAndBeyond yesterday and read her blog post about getting that email. It is a great post. If you have time, read it HERE. Very exciting.
Gotta go. Have a great weekend and enjoy your run!