While being ‘a natural’ at something has never stopped me trying to do it before (hello, bike riding), I just read something which makes me a little concerned.
So when can I begin training?
I recommend that you don’t consider training for a marathon until you have been running consistently for at least one year. This means that you should be training a minimum of four to five days a week and averaging a minimum of 25 miles per week. While it is possible to begin marathon training at lower weekly mileage levels, one should keep in mind that doing so greatly increases his or her chances of incurring an over-use injury in the subsequent mileage buildup stage.
25 MILES PER WEEK FOR ONE YEAR.
That’s 40 kilometres a week. eeek. For a year. Uh oh.
We’ve not been doing anything near that, so I’m hoping it’s overkill. Really hoping. Because we are kind of committed to this. Okay, so in light of this recent revelation, I’m committing to doing 35kms this week. I’ve already done 12km…if I don’t do it, I’m going to have to fess up.
Anyway, we walked Ped this morning and it was freezing, and now I’m eating breakfast, which is leftover dinner. Potato salad with olive oil dressing, poached chicken, bacon, cornichons, beans, goat milk feta and leaves. Diet of champions.
Swimming at squad tonight which should be good – back in the water after a few weeks off.
This whole marathon thing is going to be interesting…