Tuesday: Strength session
Thursday: Strength session
Sunday: Praise the Lord for a REST day.
This schedule will continue and I foresee a 5th day of running being added onto my strength days as the weekly mileage numbers start to creep up. In true base building fashion my first week was a cumulative 15 miles, week 2 was 19 miles, and this week is supposed to be another 19. I'm working through a few of the minor aches so we will see how it all shakes out and adjust accordingly. This week I also have an appointment for a full blood work up to make sure everything on the inside is looking alright and that no supplements are needed. This is something SO many runners neglect to think about and do, but I think it is so important. A deficiency in any area can wreak unnecessary havoc on your training so if you have the means, always get these things checked out as you embark on training. (as well as a few months in if you're not feeling "right")
Marathon training always presents it's share of troubles along the way...
There will be days you don't want to get of bed.
There will be days your body just shuts down in the middle of a run.
There will be days you are so hungry that you consider eating the post-it notes on your desk.
There will be days that the thought of having to walk down a flight of stairs just makes you want to cry.
Those days are quickly forgotten on race day when the real fun happens!