Week 1: Hanson’s Marathon Training

Well week 1 of marathon training is in the books! I officially started my 18 week training program for the Houston Marathon in January (side note: how nuts is it that in 18 weeks it will be January?!). I am following the beginner program from the Hansons Marathon Method Book. The advanced seemed to start too quickly and just have too much mileage over the entire 18 weeks, I just felt like I would be asking to fail. I like how the beginners program kind of eases you into running 6 days a week and bumping up the mileage. I tweaked the first few weeks a bit since I have been running a little bit and I wanted to start the first week with a whole week of running. Here is what the week looked like running wise!

Monday – 4 miles easy — it was a WONDERFUL morning to run, it was in the 60s which felt amazing. Nothing to note in particular about this run besides the weather.

Tuesday — Off day! It was funny to have an off day 2 days in but for the majority of the program Tuesdays will be my off day so I went with it.

Wednesday — 4 miles easy. Hot. Humid. Texas when is fall coming?!?! I followed this up with a strength session in the afternoon.

Thursday — more of the same. 4 miles easy. Sadly, my legs felt a little tired on this run probably because I haven’t been running that many days a week lately.

Friday — 3 miles easy — another hot and humid morning waaaaaaaaa. Seriously summer has lasted long enough. I followed this up with a strength session in the afternoon as well.

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Saturday – Tour Des Fleurs 10K with mom and pushing the little one — all 3 generations running together! This was seriously a HOT and HUMID morning, I’m not sure that it has been that hot/humid/lack of wind all summer. My mom and I ran this together (and Mackenzie in the bob) and were definitely happy that we were not racing this. We started a little too far back so had to do some weaving and off-roading to get up to where we were running at our pace.

Sunday — Off day from running. I spent nearly the entire day studying for the 3 tests I have this week but managed to fit in a little over 20 minutes of JasYoga just before going to bed. Better than nothing right?! I like how she has short yoga sessions designed for runners available to stream.

How was your week of training??

Is it fall yet where you are? — I seriously cannot WAIT for real fall weather to be here.

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