I am currently on week 3 of a 16 week intermediate marathon training plan.
I haven’t deviated from the plan so far. Here are some of the things I’ve found useful so far:
- Custom workouts on my Garmin 310XT watch. The feedback is extremely useful for the dreaded tempo sessions. The countdown beeps and pace alerts save me the hassle of constantly looking at the watch. I’ll also be using them for the speed sessions.
- When its miserable and cold outside, the last thing I want to do is go out for a run. I’ve found that focusing on my reasons for running the London marathon help me overcome the laziness. I am running for Ummah Welfare Trust to raise funds for those affected by the siege and conflict in Gaza. Just thinking about what they have to go through on a daily basis is motivation enough to go out there regardless of the weather.