[Beginners] #AskAKW You’re into the Home Strait now!!

How awesome do you folks feel right now?

4 weeks until you tackle your first marathon!!! WHOOP WHOOP!! 😀 😀

There are just 2 more weeks of ‘big’ miles and then you are into what is known as “Taper mode”. Contrary to what you may be lead to believe tapering is not an excuse to stop running and start eating cake! I will have more advice on how to taper properly in the next piece.

For now, keeping it simple this week 29th September:

Monday -REST

Tuesday – 8k EASY

Wednesday – 10-12 Steady pace – easy warmup and cooldown

Thursday – 10mins easy, 20mins Steady, 10 mins easy (8k total)

Friday & Saturday – Rest

Sunday – 32k Easy as a Sunday morning!!

And next week 6th October is going to be exactly the same:

Monday -REST

Tuesday – 8k EASY

Wednesday – 10-12 Easy pace – easy warmup and cooldown

Thursday – 10mins easy, 20mins Steady, 10 mins easy (8k total)

Friday & Saturday – Rest

Sunday – 32k Easy as another Sunday morning!!

These two Sunday runs are very important! Time these as if they were race day. If you are travelling to the race start on 28th October, treat these Sunday’s as your dry runs. If you need to get up for breakfast on 28th at 6am, do it on these Sunday’s too. Figure out how much breakfast you can handle, do you need more gels to allow for ‘waiting around’ time? Start your run at the same time as your wave start for Dublin Marathon.

These things you need to know and race day is the wrong day to discover that you need more fuel on board. Or that the scrambled eggs are not the right start to the day that you thought!!

Best of luck 🙂

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