Today was my first run of a small trial of the Hansons Marathon Method I put together for the next five weeks leading up to my half marathon.
I have taken a couple of speed workouts, a few strength workouts and them kept Thursday as a tempo day. I really have no idea what I am doing, but it is similar to the training plans I was doing, so I figure I can’t go too wrong.
You can find my training plan detail here. I’m interested to see how my paces will hold for the strength and tempo runs. It will also give me a great insight into how I am running. I want a 1:50:00 Half (I don’t think it is possible, but I may as well aim close to this) and for the full marathon I am going to shoot to break 4:00:00.
So, on to todays run, it was done at my easy pace. The first mile was a little tough, I haven’t run since Thursday so getting back into it took a little while. The second mile was too fast, but not by much, so I really tried to slow it down for my final mile. Overall it was good. I finished feeling refreshed, not tired. I know it will get harder as I continue with my training, especially for the full marathon, but I am enjoying running slower.
Tomorrow calls for my first speed workout, 10 x 400m. We will see how that works out!!