Marathon Training Update

Long overdue but with the Long Beach Marathon a month away I figured I’d post up an update on where I’m at. I asked my brother Cong who is a certified running coach to come up with a training plan for this Marathon. Giving him my goal and my race schedule he came up with a plan that I’ve stuck to for the most part. Some things have been adjusted but the important thing is I’m getting the mileage and the workouts in that I need to.

What’s different from this cycle compared to the LA Marathon Cycle was the planned interval training, hill repeats, intervals and track running. I’ve definitely felt a huge improvement in my running and how I feel during my runs. I’ve done better and recovery which has enabled me to continue the training at a consistent level.

Along the way I’ve done some races and hit PRs that I’m very proud of which you can check out on the race results page here. There you’ll find Strava links for more detailed information on those races if you care to see that.

5K – Menudo Run 18:36

5.3 Mile – Conquer the Bridge 35:08 (12 minute PR improvement from last year)

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This weekend is the Lexus LaceUp OC Half Marathon in which I will try to hit my goal of 1:35. This is a tune up race to see if my fitness level is where it needs to be for the bigger goal that I’ve set for the Long Beach full Marathon.

On that note, Time to finish my day at work and relax! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and gets their miles in!

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