January 13th was the day I started my marathon training. Last year I took a field test at Sportrusten. The knowledge and data I got that day are the basis for this training.
I collected my stats and made a personal trainings schedule at sportrusten.nl.
The coming time I’ve got 3 to 4 trainings a week planned. One is short and intensive, 2 are 10km ones, and a short and peaceful one to watch the birds as they say at Sportrusten.
The great thing about this schedule is that I’ll be training for 42km marathon. But even though the trainings will become longer eventually, the longest training will be only 14km.
With a 14km training you’ll be prepared for a marathon!
By alternating between intense and slow trainings, you’re body learns to tap in to it’s reserves. If you’re walking at high intensity you’ll burn you’re sugars, if you walk slower you start burning your fat. This last part is important. Your sugar will run out after about an hour and a half. Your fat reserve is much larger. It’s essential you tap into that when your walking a marathon. And that’s the reason for the slower trainings aka bird watching.
Walking slow is still a challenge because I like finishing my training quickly. J
For the moment I walk on Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning. Boot camp is on Monday night and acts as my short intensity workout. All that’s left is the bird watching exercise. Seeing as it’s smart to have rest days between trainings that will probably be on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Onwards and upwards to the Mud Masters Marathon on april 22th of 2017!!
What are your active goals for the year? And how will you meet them?
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