McMillan Custom Marathon Plan: Week 15 Day 1 & Essential Abs

Week 15, Day 1
Phase: Marathon
Workout: 45 to 60 minute Easy Run
Purpose: Build Endurance
Can it really be Week 15 already? Amazing. It seems like the last five weeks have flown by and now I *only* have six weeks left to pull everything together for what will arguably be the biggest race of my life; the 2008 Richmond Marathon. After hours and hours, and miles and miles of training, I know anything less than a new all-time marathon PR will surely be a disappointment. I can’t imagine any other outcome.

Still, I have six weeks of hard, hard training to go, so back to reality please….

Today’s workout was just an easy 45 minute treadmill run. Tomorrow looks far more interesting and Coach McMillan even gives me three workouts to choose from – how generous!

For the record:

Time: 45:00 minutes
Distance: 5.8 miles
Pace: 7:46 minutes per mile

I’m also back on the six-week Essential Abs program in a last ditch effort to improve my core strength before Richmond. Today was Day 1 of Week 2 and comprised of the following exercises:

Reverse Crunch
Crossover
Crunch: feet first
Opposite arm/leg raise

Workout #1 (Monday) – 16 reps of each exercise
Workout #2 (Wednesday) – 17 reps of each exercise
Workout #3 (Friday) – 18 reps of each exercise

All good fun. Time for dinner and some computer time….

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