2018 Cleveland Marathon Training Post 5
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2018 Cleveland Marathon Training Post 5
Less than 60 days until Cleveland Marathon!
I’m not sure about you, but I seriously can’t believe its almost April. This month has not only flown by, but we have less than 60 days until the Cleveland Marathon. Do I feel ready for the race? Not at all, but I’m hoping that changes here in the next 53 days. Not only do I turn 38 in April, but that means we are getting pretty darn close to the Cleveland Marathon.
As I mentioned in my last Cleveland Marathon post, I am a huge fan of the seasons here in Northeast Ohio, but once April rolls around, I am ready to run outside in shorts. You will see from my pictures from this past week that we saw rain, snow, and plenty of sunshine, which I loved. Basically a little bit of everything. I could go without the snow, but this week is supposed to rain 4 or 7 days, so that means way more treadmill running than I want.
Cleveland Marathon Training Plan
As we get closer to the Cleveland Marathon, I have started mixing in speedwork and also included at least one run a week at marathon pace. This week, I recently did a workout with 3 1200’s. While it was a tough workout, it was great to get a few of these under my belt. If you haven’t done 1200 or mile repeats, I highly recommend them. While they are tough, they really do help with efficiency and promote natural running motions.
The plan for the upcoming week is to get a 13-15 miler along with a run of 6-8 miles at 30-45 seconds faster than marathon pace. The weather is going to be shaky this week so I’m hoping I can continue to get in the runs I need to improve my speed and endurance.
Race schedule and weekly running photos
I am still planning on running the Hermes 10 miler so I can understand what kind of shape I am in. That may change with the influence of the other Cleveland Marathon Ambassadors as they are all running at Canton Marathon event so that may make me change my mind (they are very influential).
Here are a few pictures from this past week. The one picture is from a local park, the other is from my garage after it snowed, which a few hours earlier I was walking outside in shorts (another perk of living in Ohio). If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, then you may have already seen these pictures.
One of my highlights from the week was meeting some of the other Cleveland Marathon Ambassadors. Not only did we get to go to Sarah’s Vineyard, but we were able to hang out, drink some wine, and get to learn about each other. Everyone was easy going and fun to chat with. Below is a picture that we took on the patio after our meetup.
Weekly training details
Here are the details of my training this week. The details below include running and cycling workouts.
- Monday (3/19/18): 9 miles (shoes: Asics GT-2000 6)
- Tuesday (3/20/18): 7.5 miles (shoes: Adidas Tempo Boost 9)
- Wednesday (3/21/18): 7.5 miles (shoes: Saucony Guide ISO)
- Thursday (3/22/18): Day Off (work travel)
- Friday (3/23/18): 8 miles (shoes: Saucony Omni 16)
- Saturday (3/24/18): 18 miles (shoes: Saucony Hurricane ISO 4)
- Sunday (3/25/18): 2 miles (shoes: Asics GT-2000 6), 7 miles cycling
Weekly Mileage: 52 miles running, 7 miles cycling
I continue to slowly increase my mileage (no more than 10%) as we get closer to 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.