Week one of marathon training is done. And it was good, albeit challenging.
I know lots of people out there routinely turn marathons around one after the other, but I do not. This December to early March turnaround is completely new to me and requires that I jump right back into mileage buildup. So this week’s training included tempos and a long run of 16, after about five weeks of shorter, much easier runs. So it was a bit of a shock to the system, but I did ok. This coming week will bring even more of the same and I’m looking forward to seeing how it goes.
I also added in my first workout at a CrossFit box. I’ve done outdoor CrossFit at the shore, before, but this was my first legit box workout (I bought a 30-day Groupon to try it). I can tell I’ll love it. What I can’t tell, however, is how hard it will to incorporate two weekly CrossFit workouts into marathon training. I suspect it’s going to be a bit tough, especially since I’m brand new to it, but like I’ve said before, I think endurance sports and CrossFit can work together. Still, looking at my week’s training, Coach Jeff suggested I only do one CrossFit session this week, early on, so that my legs can handle a tough Friday and 18-mile Saturday.
So that’s what’s going on in the world of running here. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention what happened in the world of football this past weekend. Well, that is if you’re re a Ravens fan, and I might know a few of those around here. It was an awesome game!
If you go from one marathon to the next, do you find the quick turnaround challenging? Did your favorite NFL team play this weekend?