Marathon training fourth week +

Yes, I am a week late with the fourth week of my maraton preparation. My legs where extremely sore and I entered a 10km race in my home town. So the week 4 became week 4 extended.

So instead of risking an injury, do to overtraining, I listened to my body and stretched the program over 2 weeks. And beginning week 5 the decision proved to be wise, I am running faster, my legs aren’t spass’ing the first mile.

This article sums up some of the commen mistakes of marathon training:
ScienceDaily: The Biggest Marathon, Half-Marathon Training Mistakes

The training week:

Week 4 day 1
Note: A quick birthday run. Ran in Frederikshavn. Weather shitty, and it was so cold.
Planned: 35min average pace
Distance: 6.98km

The Man race 2010 – Week 4 day 2
Note: Race day in Aalborg. The distance was either 5km or 10km. 3 guys from my company joined me for the 10km distance. My goal was set to run under 50min and made a new PR with 47min, so was extremely proud. (The fastest did it on 32min… sick!)
Planned: 10 km. The program said 40+10 min so that’s close enough to set it as week 4 day 2
Distance: 10km

Week 4 day 3
Note: Nice evening run. The legs felt great!
Planned: 45 + 5x2min sprints, did 1 hour with sprints
Distance: 11,37km

Total distance (over the two weeks): 28.35km

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.