Well my base building phase is officially over, and on Monday, I dove into Marine Corps Marathon training marathon training full force.
I spent the week I was on vacation reviewing a ton of different training plans, looking at my calendar for the next several months and crafting a plan that would work in my schedule.
Training for fall marathons is always a little bit tricky for me because long runs tend to conflict with either football tailgate days or my flag football league.
So this year, to prevent too much schedule clashing, I built a plan that has a ton of flexibility for long runs. Depending on the week, I will be tackling my long runs on either Friday, Saturday, Sunday or in more rare cases, Monday.
Going with the theme of flexibility, there are several days where I have shorter easier, runs scheduled. I plan to do the majority of those runs, but if there’s a time I’m starting to feel some burn out or can just tell that my legs need a break, those workouts will be swapped for cross-training — either biking or hitting the pool.
If you’re curious, you can take a closer look at my training plan.
I’m only a few days into training, but it’s been going well so far. Or at least it was until I ran into a minor blister issue.
I’m not sure where this bad boy came from, but I think I got some dirt in my shoe at softball on Monday that rubbed the wrong way. I tried to run yesterday morning, but even putting my foot in my sneaker hurt because my toes were squeezed together.
I’ve got some blister pads on it now that I’m hoping will take care of the problem. I’m heading to a bootcamp class this morning led by Army soldiers and I’m hoping I can get through the class without too many issues.
It should be a fun training cycle, and I’m so looking forward to finally running MCM!