Week 1 Marathon Training

I have completed my first week of marathon training!   It was awesome!  I had very little pain in my leg and foot, which is really encouraging!  I’m using the Hal Higdon Marathon Training Novice 1 program.  Here is what my week looked like:

Mon.             Tues.               Wed.              Thurs.               Fri.               Sat.                    Sun. 

Rest               3 miles           3 miles           3 miles             rest               6 miles              Cross

 

Monday – I rested Monday, which was good because I was super tired and I think if I had to run it would have be awful!

Tuesday – I ran 3.5 miles.  This was the first time that I wore my new shoes and insoles, and I could not believe how much of a difference they made!  It felt like I was running on air.  The insoles are so cushioned and supportive.  I had a really good run.  

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Wednesday – It was really cold outside, but I like running in the cold.  I did have a little bit of soreness in my left leg (not the one that has been hurt).  But it only hurt when I ran, and I have been massaging and icing it all week and that seems to be helping a lot.  I ran exactly 3 miles, and went home to ice my leg.  

Week 1 marathon training

Thursday – When I went to start my app, I found out that I had forgotten to turn it off on Wednesday.  So, it said I had run 3 miles in like 18 hours.  Oops!  I ran a slow 3 miles, but I felt good.  One thing I have always struggled with is starting out way to fast.  I’m trying to slow my pace down, so I can safely add more miles without getting injured. 

Week 1 marathon training

Friday – This was a rest day.  I stretched a lot and massaged and iced my leg.  

Saturday – I ran 6 miles!  Going into this run, I was really dreading it.  Just because this was the most amount of miles that I had run since July.  It was hard, and I got frustrated with myself,  But, I’m proud that I did it, and I just have to remind myself that I have been hurt.  I’m not going to be able to run like I used to right away.  And, I was really happy because I didn’t have any pain afterwards!

Week 1 Marathon Training

 

This first week went really well!  I felt good, and I really enjoyed it.  Week 2 is the exact same, except for the long run.  It will be 7 miles next weekend.  

Week 2 training: 

Mon.             Tues.               Wed.              Thurs.               Fri.               Sat.                    Sun. 

Rest               3 miles           3 miles           3 miles             rest               7 miles              Cross

 

For this weekly update I’m linking up with Holly of HoHo Runs and Tricia of MissSippiPiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. I’m also linking up with the other Weekly Wrap bloggers.

 

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17 thoughts on “Week 1 Marathon Training

  1. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home Reply

    Looks like a great week of training! What race are you training for?

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      Tara Reply

      Hopefully for the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial marathon!

  2. Kelli Reply

    Sounds like you had a good first week! Hopefully you can continue to build pain-free!

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      Tara Reply

      Thanks! I hope so too!!

  3. HoHo Runs Reply

    What a great start for your marathon training! Since I’m injured, you are giving me hope that I can get back to it too. I probably should try different shoes once I get going again. What model of Brooks are those? Good luck with week #2. I hope your leg continues to improve. I appreciate you linking with us!

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      Tara Reply

      My shoes are the Ravenna 7. They are soooo comfortable! It’s hard starting back, but reading about other people’s running has really helped me get going. Good luck, and I’m sure you’ll be back in no time!

  4. Diane Reply

    Running pain-free after injury is a huge success! Congrats and happy marathon training to you!

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      Tara Reply

      Thank you!!

  5. Sherry Reply

    Great job on your first week of marathon training! Nice that there was no pain after your long run! Good luck in your training!

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      Tara Reply

      Thanks!! ❤️

  6. Jen Reply

    Looks like a great start to training! I’ll be doing my first marathon next year and am considering using the same plan!

  7. Tricia@MissSippipiddlin Reply

    Yay for marathon training! I’m into week #14. I loosely followed this same plan, course only for the long run miles. I set out to only run 3 days a week. I have had IT band issues but fingers crossed it has been quiet the last few weeks! Love the new shoes such a pretty color combination too! So when is your marathon? Are you doing the full 18 week training? Thanks so much for linking up with us oh and good luck on winning the $75 gift card, there is one more chance next week to link up! 🙂

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      Tara Reply

      Good luck with your marathon and your IT band! Mine is in April, so I actually have about 20 weeks. I would love to win the $75 card!! That would be great for Christmas! 😉

  8. Kim Hatting Reply

    I’m in my first pair of Brooks (Adrenaline GT’s) and I LOVE them. Honestly, they were the first pair of shoes that did not need any breaking-in. Congrats on your first week of 26.2 training 😉

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      Tara Reply

      Thanks! Brooks are awesome! I’m glad you like yours!

  9. Debra @HappyRunningSole Reply

    Great job on your first week of marathon training! I love Hal Higdon’s plans.

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      Tara Reply

      Thank you! 🙂

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