Hey all, again its been a while since I posted on here so am going to keep you updated on my plan for training for the Edinburgh Marathon. Last week I decided to do an insanity cardio workout instead of going for a run, and it literally left me in bits for a few days. I need to start combining the two types of exercise to hopefully improve my overall fitness. My main plan of action will start on 14th December. I received the EMF newsletter a couple of days ago and along with it came an 8 week pre-training plan [See Below] which I will be sticking too over xmas and new year to make sure I get a nice base of training in before I attack the 16 week marathon training plan, which I am using from my Nike Running App. I will type the whole plan out for you and post on here in the coming weeks so you can see if you want to follow it too.
Here is the 8 week pre-training plan
I am also going to add some insanity sessions in there along with some Nike Training Centre [NTC App] cross fit sessions, just to build an all round fitness and hopefully in 6 months time I will be happy in the fact I completed my first marathon :)
When my 16 week training plan starts I will be putting everything I eat, every bit of exercise I do and exactly how I am feeling, so will be a lot more active on here. So make sure you keep checking back.
I would put my diet and bits up now but I think it would be pointless as I am not really eating massively healthy and its Xmas time so I am more likely to indulge. In the new year you hear of my diet :D
Speak to you soon!
So over the weekend I decided to go for a couple of runs. Saturday I went in the forest and went for a 3mile run. The weather was ok, but floor was wet, lots of mud puddles that suck up your whole foot! Was also very hilly! But was a lot of fun, again felt good. Only still Going for half hour runs at the moment to get my feet used to the inner soles and also to strengthen up the lower back and the quads to helps knees.
Sunday I decided whilst I felt ok to go for another 30 minute run. This time covered 2.79m and ran on the road. Also like the forest was a few hills. After the run I started to get a little achey in the lower back. So today (Monday) I have decided to take a rest.
It looks like I am getting used to going for more runs now and I am determined not to get another set back so I am going to take it easy. The 16 week plan I have scheduled for the Edinburgh marathon doesn’t start for another 83 days so gonna use those days as a warm up and get used to running multiple days in a row.
Next run probably tomorrow. ;)
So I went for my first run back after my 2 week injury layoff. I decided I am going to ease slowly back In to it with a few half hour runs. I went for 28mins today. Covering 2.44km. The cold air really makes a difference. As well as the slippery leaves and the darkness (there’s hardly any street lighting near me). It’s crazy to think 2 weeks ago when I was running it was Nothing like this. Temperatures dropped, leaves have fallen and clocks have changed so gets dark super quick!
Anyways other than the cold on my chest I felt ok. Foot felt fine, back was ok, not 100% but ok. Hopefully these inner soles are working. I am going to go for a few more half hour runs an slowly progress back up to an hour. See how that pans out.
So there’s 200 days till the Edinburgh marathon so I still have plenty of training time still left. The last couple weeks haven’t been great and have set me back only a small bit. I was struggling with my sole of my foot which I believe was due to my feet having sunken arches. It causes pain in my lower back, knees, ankles the lot. I decided to have a couple weeks off an try these new inner soles I have purchased off of Amazon. They are vionic Innersoles. I don’t know how great they are working yet , but I know my foot feels better and I feel ready to hit the road again. I suppose this will be the real test of how the soles are. Wearing them I still haven’t fully got used to them and when I put my shoes on first thing in the morning, I feel as if I have something stuck in my shoe.
I am going to go out tonight for a small run. Maybe around 30-45 minutes depending on aches pains etc. Hopefully I am free of these and can continue with the training for the marathon.
Anyone else started training yet? Is it anyone else’s first marathon? Any form of advice, tips and tricks would of be greatly appreciated.
I will post again tomorrow with an update on how my run tonight goes.
It’s been a while (a week) now since I posted on here. Unfortunately the injury is still Playing up. It’s a hell of a lot better, but don’t want to rush back in to running until I’m 100%. I am looking at getting better inner soles so this is re-occurring. Hopefully I will be back out running again next week.
So.. If you read my last post you would have seen I picked up a slightly annoying and weird injury. Quick recap! I went for a run on Monday, Tuesday morning felt fine, then my foot started to hurt after about an hour of being at work. I am going to guess its over use related, but I also think my trainers aren’t doing me any favours. I have quiet a flat arch and I feel this could be the problem. Anyways, I rested and missed yesterdays run as it wasn’t feeling any better. Today it feels a lot better, but I still feel alot of pain every now and then. It feels like it almost clicks but not like a bone click [If that makes any sense whatsoever]. I have decided to see how it is tomorrow to see if I do another run this week. I won’t be running tomorrow thats for sure and it may be worth waiting till maybe Monday for my next run.
I am going to look at getting some better trainers next pay day, and hopefully that will be the end of that problem :)