Rehoboth Beach Marathon Training – Week 1

Last week marked my first week of marathon training for Rehoboth Beach! I can't believe it's already time to start training, because that means that my wedding is less than a month away. If I continue to post sporadically, it's because my life is wrapped up in seating charts, welcome bags, and favors, not because I don't want to blog. While wedding planning has remained relatively stress-free, there is still a lot of work to be done which doesn't leave a ton of time for everything else.

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As far as running goes, I've been feeling really strong lately, after building up a good base this summer. While my paces are not really where I'd like them to be, I attribute it to my heat-induced asthma and not necessarily a decline in fitness. I'm aiming to run 9 minute miles for the marathon and I think once the temperatures cool down I will be on my way towards achieving that goal.

Here's what week 1 of training looked like:

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 5.5 miles

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 6.5 miles

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 14.5 miles

Sunday: 6 miles

Total mileage = 32.5 miles

I feel good about week 1, especially because it's my first 30+ mile week in months. My legs are sore and I'm hungrier than usual which means it's definitely marathon season!  Though I went back and forth about running a fall marathon because of the wedding, I am really glad I signed up for Rehoboth. Training gives this hectic time a little structure and provides a necessary outlet for stress release.

Hope everyone else's training seasons are going well!

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