On Endurance, Speed & Fun!

I was on my 8th week of marathon training and I’d say I’ve learned a lot from reading, asking advices from other runners and following a Training Plan(At last!). As I started running a year ago, I never was a running nerd that reads and do some proper trainings for running(I don’t advise this. :p). I usually just join a race and run. As I’m preparing for my 2nd full marathon this December, let me share with you what I’ve been up to.

ENDURANCE
I finished my first FM last July(Milo) with no proper mileage per week and even LSDs on Sundays. I barely reached 30kms per week and I only depend on every Sunday race events if available. Now since my first week of training, I logged 60-80kms of mileage per week. Combination of Recovery, Easy, Intervals, Tempo and LSDs

One of our Trrc lsd with takbo.ph

SPEED
Intervals? I don’t even know these things before. Lol! But since these are included on my training program, I have no choice but to learn and apply. For the past weeks, I’m doing some speed interval trainings and one of this would be the soul-beating YASSO 800s. Just to summarize what this is all about, it would predict your marathon time by running those 800m(click for complete info). Just today, I finally complete a full YASSO 800 Training. Whew!

What to do after a speed workout? EAT!

FUN
Who said that fun shouldn’t be included on your training? I’m not really a super duper serious running guro and I’m more on a happy go lucky runner so I always make it to the point that on everything I do, fun was never left out. After a hard training alone, I usually run with Kathy, my officemates and friends. Either a short run, LSDs or simple jog at kwentuhan pace would do. I also help them on their goals, running form, etc. Most importantly, motivating them and encouraging them to run and not to be de-motivated or discouraged by “negative” elements around.

Happy runners

Basically these trainings improved my running skills a lot. I was able to do a 10k at sub 45mins and 5k at sub 21mins during my test training runs. I also improved my heart rate when doing my easy runs at much faster pace. Anyway, I’m already in the middle of my 42km training program. I hope I could hold down the fort until the BIG day. It was really a TOUGH 8 weeks!

Thinking of the next 8 weeks of training.

Bring it on!

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2 Comments

  1. impressive 5k and 10k record. aiming for a sub-4? my ‘problem’ lately is getting things done. most of the time i get bored and would skip my training plan and ending up taking a week of rest. hard keeping my motivation up.

  2. grabe bilis ng 5k at 10k mo ah..anong training ba yan? san mo natuklasan?? haha kailangan ko din nyan!!


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