Date (long run) Sun Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri Sat
5-May Rest X 3 X 3 X 4 mi
12-May Rest X 3 X 3 X 4 mi
19-May Rest X 3 X 3 X 6 mi
26-May Rest X 3 X 3 X 6 mi
2-Jun Rest X 3 X 3 X 6 mi
9-Jun Rest X 3 X 3 X 8 mi
16-Jun Rest X 3 X 3 X 6 mi
23-Jun Rest X 4 X 4 X 10 mi
30-Jun Rest X 4 X 4 X 6 mi
7-Jul Rest X 4 X 4 X 10 mi
14-Jul Rest X 4 X 4 X 12 mi
21-Jul Rest X 4 X 4 X 8 mi
28-Jul Rest X 4 X 4 X 14 mi
4-Aug Rest X 4 X 4 X 14 mi
11-Aug Rest X 4 X 4 X Half Marathon
18-Aug Rest X 5 X 5 X 16 mi
25-Aug Rest X 5 X 5 X 18 mi
1-Sep Rest X 5 X 5 X 12 mi
8-Sep Rest X 5 X 5 X 20 mi
15-Sep Rest X 5 X 5 X 12 mi
22-Sep Rest X 5 X 5 X 22 mi
29-Sep Rest X 5 X 5 X 12 mi
6-Oct Rest X 5 X 5 X 3 mi
October 7th MARATHON!!!
X = CrossTrain: Swimming, bicycling, yoga/pilates/weights
The only thing I am changing is that it starts out running 3 miles during the week at the beginning. I run four miles on a regular basis and see no reason to quit... it would be like going backwards... right?
My most favorite thing about this training plan is that is starts with a rest day. How lucky am I?
My sister also threw in this whole thing about nutrition... which most of it I'm doing already... (yay)... except for the one sweet a week. I have a horrible sweet tooth. Horrible. This will be good for me. I need some sort of motivation! But it is also good that it starts after Easter and my birthday! And also too bad for me that I bought a countertop ice cream maker last summer. Again, probably really for the best for me.
Thoughts? Opinions? How does this compare to any marathon training plans that you have ever done?
If you're here from Fitness Friday... welcome!
SO nice that your sister had a great plan all ready for you! Only one sweet a week? Yikes:)ReplyDelete
You are doing great with 1 sweet a week, I too have a terrible sweet tooth it is so tough!ReplyDelete
The plan looks good but any speedwork or hill workouts during the week? That would be my addition and very helpful for the race.
That plan sounds good, but I agree with Marathon Mom. Speed and Hill workouts have really improved my pace time and my overall strength. If you could alternate, and do one each week, I think it would be helpful.ReplyDelete
Me too. The first thing I thought was whether or not any of the runs include speedwork. That's probably because I recently spent hours researching for my 18- week plan.ReplyDelete
I'd love to know more about your SIL nutrition :)
good luck with your training!ReplyDelete
It looks like an awesome plan to me! I've never ran a marathon (my first 1/2 is in April) but it looks like you are in good hands!! Good luck with your training :)ReplyDelete
That looks like a great plan to me! Good luck!ReplyDelete
I do one day a week where I'm allowed sweets. This works pretty well for me, though I always have a "hangover" the day after. :^)