Summer Marathon Training

This weekend was one of the first we have had to relax at home in 6 weeks! It was wonderful to be able to get some things done around the house, and get out on the trail for a run and to the pool for a swim. We also celebrated Ryan’s birthday on Friday night. We were able to stay cool during the 100+ degree heat wave we had Friday and Saturday! Overall, great weekend.

{after my hot Saturday AM run.}

So now that my spring racing season is over, it’s almost time to get going on training for my fall marathon! Over the next week or two, I’m hoping to put together a training plan for OBX. Exciting!! My plan is to officially start training the first week in July. I know it probably sounds crazy, but I am actually looking forward to the 18-20 mile long runs.

When training for my first marathon in December, my plan was just about putting in the miles to make sure I could complete the distance. Before this spring I had never done track workouts during my training programs, but completing them really improved my speed and also my running confidence. During this marathon training cycle, I will be incorporating speedwork and tempo runs. I also will be working on hills some to be prepped for Hood to Coast!

Until then, I will be filling in my days with strength training, keeping my running base up, and getting to the pool for some cross training. There’s a chance I will squeeze in another triathlon or two later in the summer.

What are your summer training goals? 

7 thoughts on “Summer Marathon Training

  1. Holly KN

    Oooh….good question. You'll just have to pop on over to the blog this week to find out what I'll be training for this 'summer'! 😉

    But in addition to running, I'm hoping to keep the Body Pump up, 2x per week (not quite gonna get me your gorgeous arms & back, but it's something!), and get in the pool 2x per week for some relaxation/recovery laps.

  2. Leslie @ Triathlete Treats

    Yay!! For marathon training! Track work outs are a sure sign you will get faster!! 🙂 I have a love/hate relationship with the track. I love it because it makes me faster and I hate it because it is so hard!!
    Summer training goals: finish up tri season strong, keep running, run faster, have a great relay season, and a marathon pr


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