Paris Marathon 2015 Training

With 10 weeks to go until the Paris Marathon 2015, as well as sharing with you my Paris Marathon Training VLOG I thought that I would give an update with my training from the past week.  Paris will be my first marathon and I know that it is not going to be an easy challenge.

The most difficult part of training for me is finding time and so it is important that I organise myself so that I make the most of the time that I do have.  I work long hours leaving early in the morning and am not usually home until 8pm.  I then rush out to the gym before getting home to eat late, then to bed, sleep and repeat.  I found this week particularly difficult as I have been working in different locations with an even longer commute, so I have had to be really committed and resist the temptation to avoid the gym in favor of just getting home and laying in a nice hot bath.

My training this week:

Monday - Rest following 9 mile long run on Sunday
Tuesday - 5km Treadmill run with mixed intervals
Wednesday - 1 mile treadmill warm up, strength training, 1 mile cool down
Thursday - Rest
Friday - 60 minutes steady Treadmill run 10.7km/hr (9 min/mile) average pace
Saturday - Rest
Sunday - Long Slow Run 13 miles (see Strava details below)
Total Weekly Mileage - 24 miles

I feel great after this weeks training and confident going forward.  I have started to add strength training into my program to build muscle power in my legs which is something that I have been lacking.  It adds variety to training and I am hoping that it will minimise my risk of injury.

I have also been trying to consume more calories during the day as I tend to have a big breakfast, then not much during the day and then a huge dinner at around 9pm after the gym.  I definitely need to drink more water as I am seriously lacking at this currently!

Thank you for reading and please get in touch just to say 'Hi' or if you have any questions I would love to hear from you.  Good luck to those of you also training for a marathon or event this year!  It would be great to hear from you.

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Have a great week

Laura x


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