I'm training for my first marathon and training 'properly' for the first time ever. I'm following the Garmin training schedules; doing the fast runs from the 4hr schedule and the easy runs from the 3hr 45 schedule thought they are fairly similar.
However, I'm a bit confused by what they prescribe for the Tuesday sessions which are usually some sort of intervals.
Today was 1.5k warm up, followed by 5x(1k at 10k pace and 200m recovery)then 1.5k cool down.
What's the point in running 1k then doing a recovery when I can run 10k at 10k pace?! Surely for an interval session, I would run the 1k as hard as I could sustain for 5 reps before cooling down? I ended up feeling it was a bit too easy for an interval run.
Plus, the total mileage for this week (week 4) is only 32 miles? Should I add a few k to each of my runs? 32M doesn't seem very much at this stage.
I've done a few HM, and shorter races before but new to marathon training so any useful info gratefully received.