How I’ve Been Training For the Polar Circle Marathon

How I’ve Been Training For the Polar Circle Marathon


Alright, so I just finished My last +20 km run In preparing for the Polar Circle Marathon 13 days to go I don’t know if… You can see it 21 kilometers And… Last night I asked you guys on Instagram what you would like to see for the next vlog And one of you said that you would like to know how I’ve been preparing my training For the Polar Circle Marathon So I thought I might as well do it a little different And do it right after the last long run Telling you how I’ve been approaching this I’m not very… What do you call it? I’m not very fanatic about how I do my training I do it in a quite Unstructured way At least if I have to be completely (honest) I might usually say that I don’t structure my training But I probably do it in an unconscious way So I’ve been doing this that I’ve been running Four times a week With one long distance run Two recovery runs And then one interval session For speed And how I started out? In July when I realized I wouldn’t be able to complete the Ironman I decided to go all in for the win at the Polar Circle Marathon And at that time my condition was very good But only in the short distances So I knew I had to build on the endurance and the distance Overall I’ve been focusing on four things Building endurance Low intensity training Listening to my body And overall only focusing on running And for the endurance what I’ve done Is that every Sunday I’ve been building up the kilometers I’ve been running So I started out running around… 15 kilometers back in the beginning of August And then I’ve been building two or three kilometers on top of that per week Ending out with 35 kilometers Oh oh oh Oh sorry Sorry Last weekend And now building down towards the marathon So I peaked three weeks ahead of the marathon And then… In terms of the low intensity training I found out this summer that You should do 80% of your training Below 70% of your maximum pulse Which is for me below 140 beats per minute 137 beats per minute to be exact In average pulse I’ve done that for the long distance runs and the two recovery runs (each week) And then only done one interval session per week To maintain the speed So I’m sure I still maintain the speed when I’m running (at the race) Because I’m running slower than my race pace will be up on Greenland And then listening to my body most of all So obviously I have planned when I went out (for a run) What I planned to do (run) But if my body didn’t feel like it I also listened to that so I ensured I didn’t risk any injuries at least Because that’s been the most important part (of the training) To ensure that I don’t force anything Before the marathon Which has been going well so far And then last I’ve only been focusing on running so I haven’t been cycling For the past two months I haven’t been swimming Or doing anything else I’ve also not been doing weight-lifting Because that doesn’t help me achieve my goal So overall that’s what I’ve been doing A normal week would have been a long run on Sunday A recovery run on Wednesday Intervals on Thursday Which has been either 5 x 1 km 3 x 2 km 2 x 3 km or a Cooper Test that’s what I’ve been doing Mostly And then a recovery run on Friday And then that’s been going in loops So that’s how I’ve been approaching it And we’ll see how it will be Up on Greenland Whether I’ve done the right things So if you have any questions just let me know Otherwise I hope that… Gave you some information about how I’ve been preparing for the Polar Circle Marathon Have a nice… Sunday Bye

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