2019 Cleveland Marathon Training Post 4

2019 Cleveland Marathon Training Post 4

2019 Cleveland Marathon

It’s always tough to start integrating speed work into training, but man is it fun as you start mixing things up a little. As painful as some of the workouts are, it’s great to get the legs moving a little bit and see progress. I am by no means fast, but do feel that speed work is one of the best things you can do to improve your overall fitness.

It is also still crazy that the Cleveland Marathon is less than 70 days away, meaning 9-10 weeks. I haven’t raced at all this year and need to get something scheduled so I can get a pulse with where I stand from a conditioning standpoint.

I continue to increase my mileage, getting closer and closer to a 50 mile week, which will be the first time in 5-6 months. I have tried to be very careful with increasing mileage slowly in an effort to try to stay injury free. It’s tough getting old. ūüôā

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Depending on where you live, you may have had better weather than we have here in Northeast Ohio. I have fortunately been able to run outside in shorts a few times, which means that spring and summer are much closer. Even though I have been able to wear shorts a few times, we have also had some very cold days, something that won’t miss as things warm up.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I am also looking for some spring races here in northeast Ohio. If you have any suggestions for spring races, let me know! Make sure you check out the Ambassadors page to learn about the other great Ambassadors of this race. I will be having a giveaway here soon, so stay tuned.

If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, then you can see some of the pictures I post of my runs and bike rides.

2019 Cleveland Marathon Training Schedule

Below are the training details for the week of 3/4/19 (44.5 miles running, 37 miles cycling).

Below are the training details for the week of 3/11/19 (46 miles running, 27 miles cycling).

My plan as of now will include weekly speed work, a tempo run, a longer run, and daily recovery runs. I haven’t started adding tempo runs yet and hope to start adding those in the next week or two. My goal is to average between 40-60 miles a week.

Leave me a comment or contact me if you have any training suggestions or feedback as I continue to prepare for the 2019 Cleveland Marathon. Remember, Save 10% off any Cleveland Marathon race or challenge with Cleveland Marathon coupon code SLONG2019.

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About the 2019 Cleveland Marathon

The Cleveland Marathon is in its 42nd 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 date for the marathon is Sunday, May 19, 2019, 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.

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