February Running Report
Month two (February) of marathon training is done! In short, the last month has been exceptional, I’ve been able to increase my miles, better my workouts and mentally feel stronger and more confident.
So, how’s the training looking? Well, I’m still very much focusing on my aerobic endurance, and top-level aerobic capacity in the phase of my program. This has obviously meant the lengthening of my workouts, and focusing on hitting speed targets in my workouts.
Typically, without giving too much away, this is how my weeks have looked:
80 -90Min easy
Workout – either long tempo, or long reps
Workout either long tempo, or long reps
Approximately 130 – 145km per week with two workouts and two long runs.
In March, the game plan is simple. I have to slowly increase my KMs, to around 150-160km. This will result in the inclusion of doubles on my workout days i.e. Tuesdays and Saturdays. My Coach, Don Greig, has also recommended running 40km easy at some stage, and I’ll also race the Christchurch City 2 Surf later in the Month.
If I were to suggest a theme for February it would have been “Foundation.” February has set a great benchmark of solid miles, and good workouts. In fact, I’d suggest I’m in the strongest shape I’ve ever been, I’m just lacking the top end speed as of yet.
March’s theme will be “building”. It will really be the benchmark month of long miles and long tempos. Simply, what I decided to do over the next 4 weeks, will directly result in how I’ll be able to handle running 3:25s for 42Kms!!!