Marathon Training Program
The first week of Marathon Training Program called for a warm up week consisting of a total of 27 miles of run. It was a mixture of easy pace and some challenging pace runs.
Week 1 Recap
|DAYS||Miles to Run||Miles Ran|
|Monday||Run 4 miles||4.1 miles|
|Tuesday||Run 6 miles||6.1 miles|
|Wednesday||Run 5 miles||Zero|
|Friday||Run 4 miles||6.1 miles|
|Saturday||Run 8 miles||Zero|
|TOTAL||27 miles||16 miles|
Bare-Minimum Running: No shin Splints
After a gap of two weeks of running, I should have felt relaxed and rested. However the calves felt tight which I take as a good sign. Ever since, i got into bare-minimum running using #merrells, I have not had any shin splints. They have not bothered me at all. I think this is mainly because of bare-minimum running where I am trying to feel the ground on my mid-foot rather then being a heel striker. Forcing myself to mid-foot strike, the calves have taken a real beating. They are sore most of the times. But it is a good pain.
I could not do the total targeted goal of 27 miles but was happy as long as I was out there and working towards the goal.
Here’ is hoping next week to be a better week.