Pre-Marathon Training: 32 weeks til Berlin

Hello out there! Long time no see!

I’ve been running, but not blogging! Mostly running and Instagramming (@naschkatzeruns), but the most important thing is the running, of course!

After my DNF in October and successfully getting a spot in the Berlin Marathon I have been thinking about what I did wrong the last time around. Two of my biggest mistakes were definitely not keeping track of my training, and not sticking (more or less, sometimes life gets in the way) to one specific plan. By “plan-jumping” I ended up doing a lot of “junk training”, which to me is when you go out trotting along without any real aim such as speed, recovery, intervals, etc. I was running every run at the same speed (about 7:20/km) and while my ability to torture my body over longer distances gradually built up from these “garbage kilometers”, I wasn’t becoming a better/more efficient runner.

I have decided to use the My Asics app to create a Marathon training plan. It was recommended to me by somebody on Instagram and it seems really good! I will also be using this blog as a weekly recap of what I’ve been up to, mostly running-wise. It will help me keep track of things and might even be interesting to some of you out there!

Here’s what I did last week.

February 8th – 14th

Monday: 10.5 KM with the Runner’s Point Run Group, including intervals.
Tuesday: REST
Wednesday: RESTThursday: REST
Friday: REST
Saturday: 6.5KM with the Runner’s Point Run Group, including intervals.
Sunday: REST
Total KM: 17

This was a pretty weak week, definitely not my best! However I did start a new job this week which has been tiring me out from standing all day, but I won’t use that as an excuse. See you next week!