BERLIN/CHICAGO Marathon Training: Week 2

I have now completed my second week of training in preparation for the Berlin Marathon in September and the Chicago Marathon two weeks after that.

My plan is to take things slowly and build my total kilometres run per week closer to race date.So far things are mostly going ok. I am struggling a bit and certainly not running particulary fast or even long.But that will come.

I am making a strong effort to take lots of rest.This is not easy for me as I always thought more was better. But that was in the 80s. Now I can see the benefit of taking ‘ rest’ days.

THIS WEEK:

Total Kms run 44.5 km

Longest run 17 km

Races : one ( 6km)

Gym: 2 Sessions

TALE OF THE TAPE:  Weight 67.3 Kgm ( 148 pounds). Blood pressure 125/88 . REsting Heart Rate 45.

Weight up a little bit but I am working on what I eat and how much. Aim is to race at 66 Kgm ( 145 pounds) so really I should be able to make this in the next few month,especially when I get up to doing the long runs of 30 plus Kms.


This last pic is of me in the gym this Monday morning. Mondays are my rest days.Currently my long run is only 17 km so I don’t really require much recovery….however once I have doubled the distance my Monday rest day will play a bigger role.

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