After spending the summer deliberating on whether I wanted to run a fall marathon, and then deciding which race would be best for me given my timeline (injury recovery + training time + wedding), I finally decided on a race.
I'm planning to run the Rehoboth Beach Marathon on December 6th.
I'm not planning to register for it though until after my wedding, when my mileage has picked up a bit and I'm confident that my knee can handle a full marathon training cycle.
Last week, was Week 1 of my 16 week plan. I normally start my training plans with a solid base of 25 miles and five days a week of running. Since I wasn't quite there yet, I'm working on cutting one run a week short so I can get in the 5 runs per week and just keeping my weekly mileage at a place where I can comfortably build up.
Rehoboth Beach Marathon Training: Week 1
Tuesday: 3 miles
Wednesday: 4 miles
Thursday: 3 miles
Saturday: 2 miles easy
Sunday: 9 miles
Total Mileage Last Week: 21
Missed Workouts: 0
Trouble Spots: My knee wasn't hurting on Sunday, but it didn't feel great. 3 miles from home, I decided to turn around so that I would be closer to home if I needed to stop, but I was able to finish strong.
Cross Training Workouts: None
Strength Training Workouts: I'm doing a 30 Day Arm Challenge right now...but that isn't really doing anything for my running.
Planned Mileage this Week: 25 miles
Goals for this Week: Start cross training.
Current Annoyances: It bothered me that my knee didn't feel 100% on Sunday.
Things to Keep in Mind: You're doing it right, take it easy.
Week 1 done. 15 weeks to go.