2018 Cleveland Marathon Training Post 3

2018 Cleveland Marathon Training Post 3

2018 Cleveland Marathon

Cleveland Marathon training continued into the 3rd week of February and I’m happy to report that things are going as planned. I was hoping to get some speedwork in this past week, but it wasn’t in the cards. I will try to get some speedwork in on Thursday with a long run on Saturday or Sunday, depending on the weather. While I’m certainly not in the best shape, I’m continuing to slowly increase my mileage in an effort to remain healthy and enjoy running this spring.

As I mentioned in my last post I’m trying to be smarter this year and only increase my mileage by no more than 10%, which is suggested by a number of different resources. I have had a few aches and some soreness, but that is normal as you increase mileage.

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Cleveland Marathon Training Plan

I am getting closer to finalizing an actual training plan as we get closer to May (about 80 days until race day). I have been mixing in speedwork and continue to get some double-digit training runs. The plan for the upcoming week is to get some 800’s in (hoping 5-6) followed by a 10-15 miler this weekend. I ran 10 this past weekend and felt ok so I’m hoping I’ll be able to slow it down a little and run an additional 5 miles.

I’m hoping that the weather here in Northeast Ohio will be kind to me this weekend. The initial weather forecast calls for mid 30’s, which isn’t too bad as long as it doesn’t rain. I did get a run in today and it was 45*F and sunny. It was weird to wear sunglasses.

Race schedule and weekly running photos

I’m trying to finalize my spring race schedule. I’m looking at the St. Malachi 5 miler and Hermes 10 miler. I need to get a few races in before the Cleveland Marathon so that I can understand my condition level.

Here are a few pictures from my runs this past week. The one picture is my son and I walking this past weekend. It’s amazing we can have snow and shorts in the same week. Welcome to Ohio! If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, then you may have already seen these pictures.

Weekly training details

Here are the details of my training this week. The details below include running and cycling workouts.

  • Monday (2/19/18): 12 miles cycling, sore from Sunday 13 miles
  • Tuesday (2/20/18): 7 miles (shoes: Saucony Guide ISO)
  • Wednesday (2/21/18): 7 miles (shoes: Asics GT-2000 6)
  • Thursday (2/22/18): Day Off (work travel)
  • Friday (2/23/18): 8 miles (shoes: Asics GT-2000 6)
  • Saturday (2/24/18): 7 miles (shoes: Saucony Guide ISO), 6 miles cycling
  • Sunday (2/25/18): 10 miles (shoes: Asics GT-2000 6)

Weekly Mileage: 39.1 miles running, 18 miles cycling

I can’t wait to start increasing the mileage so that I can continue my journey to run the 2018 Cleveland Marathon.

Please leave me a comment below or contact me if you have any suggestions as I continue my journey to run in the 2018 Cleveland Marathon. Remember, Save 10% off any Cleveland Marathon race or challenge with coupon code SLONGCLE10.

About the Cleveland Marathon

The Cleveland Marathon is in its 41st year and is one of the top 50 oldest marathons in the US. During race weekend Cleveland hosts between 15,000-18,000 runners and walkers in addition to thousands of spectators.

The Cleveland Marathon is on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. The full marathon, half marathon, and 10k all start at this time. Plan to arrive around 6 a.m. to allow yourself plenty of time to park and get ready.

If you haven’t registered yet, you should! I promise you won’t regret it. Hope to see you all in May.

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