One of the first things to get sorted were my running shoes. I went to Runner’s Need in Clapham and I was recommended a pair of Brooks anti pronation trainers with a memory foam cushioned sole as I pronate slightly through my running cycle and I have a history of heel pain, they feel like I’m running on air….
These should last me for all of my training and the Paris marathon as it’s my first marathon.
There are lots of different marathon plans out there. A standard plan is usually 16 weeks but you need to work out what’s best for you.
I used the Nike Run Club App, where I put in where I was at, my marathon date and how often I could run and it worked out a 14 week training programme for me.
I had already done a 4 week lead up to that focussing on core strengthening exercises and postural strengthening exercises so the 4 work outs per week would include 2 short runs each week including tempo and endurance runs, and 1 long run at the weekend.
I just did 15k so I’m feeling pretty good…