Marathon training – First week

As mentioned in the intro article to my little project ”Get ready for a marathon” Running hasn’t been a part of my workout rutines. I used to see it as a way to warm up before hitting the weights. But all that has changed!
First week is done. Well actually my basic fitness level was okay, so my training started from the point “If you can run for 30-40 mins this is the program”
It wasn’t the hardest week, should have added some speed, but I was a afraid of going from 20 min runs, two times a week with an average of 5 km to 40 mins tree times  a week.
Read more to view the my trips (used a GPS watch)
This weeks article: How to prepare for a marathon (I will post a external article each week)
Week 1 day 1
Schedule: 30 min average pace.
Garmin log: Marathon training – Week 1 day 1
Week 1 day 2
Schedule: 35 min average pace
Week 1 day 3
Schedule: 40 min average pace. 5×1 min sprints, with 1 min slow pace in between sprints
Distance this week: 21.5 km / 13.4 miles
Learned this week: The importance of cooling down after a run. I have always planned my trips so I would run all the way back to the start. But learned that walking for 10 mins helps my muscles to recover faster. Probably due to less lactic backed up in the muscles.?

Om Jens Lund

Manden bag bloggen er 29 og har arbejdet professionelt med sport,motion og kost. Idag er han strandet på et kontor, men giver den gas på job og i fritiden. Med en baggrund som bioanalytiker og HD'er er det nørdede aspekt sikret.