Well, I have already gone through 2 weeks (of 20) to train for the marathon. Granted, I still have not registered, but so far, so good. So the plan for the marathon is...
Monday: 1.75 miles walk/jog and 1 hour of strength training
Tuesday: Speedwork. Warm up, 6x400m repeats, cooldown for 5 total miles
Wednesday: 6.75 miles, including a 5 mile maintenance run and 1.75 miles walk/jog. 1 hour strength
Thursday: 5 miles, maintenance pace
Friday: 2 miles, 1 hour strength training
Saturday: 11.1 miles (per my strava app) with the Buckeye collective and especially Karen! (8:35 avg)
Sunday: rest day/Father's Day!
Totals: 3 days strength training (I have to keep this up!), 31.6 miles, one day of speedwork, one long run.
Saturday's LR went great. It was fun being out with Karen again, and I managed to stick with her pretty well, so she got her LR in at her required pace (well faster than mine!) and so I am extremely happy so far. Here are the splits according to Strava:
Mile 1: 8:37
Mile 2: 8:30
Mile 3: 8:51
Mile 4: 8:37
Mile 5: 8:33
Mile 6: 8:47
Mile 7: 8:27
Mile 8: 8:47
Mile 9: 8:31
Mile 10: 8:35
Mile 11: 8:13
And the last 0.1 was super fast because Karen was pushing me HARD, but I kept up and it felt good.
Overall, I had another awesome week, and I am super proud and pumped to keep going!