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Marathon training on your holidays

August 25, 2015

As you read this I’ll be somewhere in either America or Canada. Mr B and I are off on a long overdue visit to a friend in the USA  for two weeks (don’t even thing about robbing me, we’ve got a house sitter).

In case you hadn’t noticed, I love running and one of the things I enjoy about going on holiday is the chance to explore on foot and that I get a chance to run with Mr B. Not everyone loves running though and we’re on holiday with others so I don’t to be a pain in the piriformis. So, with Bournemouth marathon looming (just over a month) and the challenges of jet lag and wanting to make the most of our trip, how do I fit in the training? I’ll admit I’m not the most knowledgeable person about this sort of thing, but I do have the wisdom of the ever-patient Ben at Full Potential who definitely is knowledgeable (I’m pretty sure I never write about FP without the “ever-patient” modifier). So, here’s what I’ll be planning to do over the next 2 weeks:

  • Focus on 3 good sessions each week and any other times I feel like running I can do an easy run.
  • Don’t do any of the 3 sessions back to back (this is going to involve a bit more planning due to how much journeying we’re doing)
  • The sessions are basically the same for the two weeks. 1x long run (150mins ideally), 1 x threshold & or threshold and 90% session (which work out at under an hour), 1 x 60 min at marathon pace.

I’ll let you know how that goes!


Mr B woke me up early yesterday wanting to go for a run. How could I refuse?


2 Comments leave one →
  1. Audrey Patterson permalink
    August 25, 2015 3:23 pm

    Awh you guys! We miss you. Hope you’re having a fab time. x

    • August 25, 2015 3:33 pm

      Miss you too! Did you like my anatomy-based joke? I think Deron would be proud.

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