I'm a retired professional cyclist. I picked up running to stay in shaped after I stepped away from cycling. That was early 2018. I though it would be a smooth and easy transition into running but I was wrong! I had the aerobic fitness but it took a long time for my body to get used to running. I focused on dialing in my foot strike and running form when I first started and read as much as I could about running training. I had a normal job so I wasn't able to fully dedicate myself to training and I slowly ramped up my mileage to 45 miles a week. I got in a couple of quality days a week, but nothing crazy. My first marathon was the Mesa marathon February 2020. It's a fast course, starts downhill then levels off towards the end. You can see my Strava activity linked below.
How fast do you think I can run a marathon if I train like a pro runner?
I was scheduled to run Chicago then rolled my foot while I was walking on rocks and suffered a 5th metatarsal avulsion fracture on August 20th. I'm three weeks into easing back into running after a good 7 weeks off of running and I'm not going to force it. I'm scheduled to run Houston on Jan 16th. It's going to be a steep hill to climb to get back into good running form. I'm currently cycling and running to build fitness. Looking forward to seeing what you guys think!
marathon on strava:
Follow my training here: