Sunday, January 12, 2014

Marathon training update

I've been updating my marathon training plans every week and while I've been running every week, I feel like I'm not hitting the mileage that I need to. I've been hitting 13-18 miles pretty consistently since late October, but I'm definitely struggling with the colder weather and lack of consistency of my exercise routine (travel / soccer games cancelled). For instance, last week I was supposed to have 2 soccer games and run 10 miles on Saturday - both soccer games were cancelled due to the cold weather and my run got monsooned after around 7.5 miles. I was only about 2 miles off of the minimum I was supposed to do this week, so I'm not completely slacking, but it feels like I'm not where I should be. I've still got 16 weeks before my marathon, so I still have a lot of time to increase my mileage, but I need to come up with a back-up plan or two if my original schedule gets sidetracked. 

How do you stay on track? What worries you about your training plans?


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