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Berlin Sub 4 Marathon Training Plan: Week 1

Jun 17, 2014 | Running | 4 comments

After my disappointment at the Paris Marathon, I’m taking a slightly different approach to training for the Berlin Marathon in September. Firstly, I am not following an online training plan, and have instead got a friend sending me weekly workout plans (I usually respond to said emails changing around all the specified days, sorry). I knew I only wanted to run 3-4 times a week, and ensure there was plenty of cross training time within the plan.

Have a look at my ‘Jack of All Trades, Master of None?‘ post to see more about the sort of cross training I’ll be doing!

Monday– Strength Work, mostly going through the workouts that I will be completing in the coming weeks. Will share with you when I actually do the full workout!

Tuesday– 4 X 400m along the Mall. It felt really hot, and I felt very vommy afterwards, but pleased to have them done.

87 seconds
82 seconds
87 seconds
85 seconds

WednesdayRooftop Yoga next to St Pauls– this will never get old. Please make this a weekly class Blue Cow Yoga!

Thursday– 5 miles @ 8.22 pace (should have been 8.45 pace- whoops) and Reformer Pilates class.
Also, I think I need new sunglasses and to stop frowning!

Friday– Rest Day

Saturday– Accidental Rest day after a few too many beers on Friday night and a Hen Do at the Bath Races.

Sunday– 10 miles @ 8.56 pace.

I ran from home to Piccadilly Circus, passing through 4 Royal Parks- Kensington Palace, Hyde Park, Green Park and St James’ Park, helped out two sets of tourists with questions and listened to a very dodgy playlist on Spotify (Tom’s). Although it was quite warm, it was fairly muggy and the dark clouds made London look very moody. It was a gorgeous run, and reminded me to change things up from my River long run route occasionally.






  1. Ash Bear

    Great job last week! London looked beautiful as ever and that’s such a good reminder to run in new places sometimes – even within our own towns!

  2. peachylau

    Looking forward to following your training

  3. Chinwe

    New to the blog and falling in love reading through all the posts!! New follower (and fan), may the miles forever be behind you 🙂

    • charlotte

      Thanks so much 🙂



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