The long runs are the most important piece to marathon training. I am going to do my long runs on Fridays.
My training program (Marathon Training Schedule- Intermediate 1):
|1||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||5 m pace||6||Yoga|
|2||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||6 m pace||11||Yoga|
|3||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||6 m run||12||Yoga|
|4||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||6 m pace||9||Yoga|
|5||4 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||7 m pace||14||Yoga|
|6||4 m run||7 m run||Bike||Rest||7 m run||15||Yoga|
|7||4 m run||5 m run||Bike||Rest||Rest||Half Marathon||Yoga|
|8||4 m run||8 m run||Bike||Rest||8 m pace||17||Yoga|
|9||5 m run||8 m run||Bike||Rest||8 m run||18||Yoga|
|10||5 m run||5 m run||Bike||Rest||8 m pace||13||Yoga|
|11||5 m run||8 m run||Bike||Rest||5 m pace||20||Yoga|
|12||5 m run||5 m run||Bike||Rest||8 m run||12||Yoga|
|13||5 m run||8 m run||Bike||Rest||5 m pace||20||Yoga|
|14||5 m run||6 m run||Bike||Rest||4 m pace||12||Yoga|
|15||4 m run||5 m run||Bike||Rest||3 m run||8||Yoga|
|16||3 m run||4 m run||Bike||Rest||Rest||2 m run||2 m run|
Glenn picked a program from the Runner's World Smart Coach. This program allows you to customize a plan based on your past results and current goals. Glenn's plan has 3 running days and 4 cross train/rest days. This should work well for Glenn due to his work and travel schedule.
Last night at the Tampa Yankees game (New York Yankees minor league team) we casually pinpointed our mutual goals for the upcoming race. After 2 months of running 60+ miles a month, I realize that a sub 4 hour marathon time might be a little unrealistic. My main goal for training and running the race needs to remain focused on finishing injury free & strong.
Our goals for our marathon are:
- To run the whole race.
- To remain injury free.
- To beat Oprah's time :) .
"Therefore I do not run like a (wo)man running aimlessly..." (1 Corinthians 9:26) When running a race or running with the Lord, run with purpose. We are here for a moment- live with a purpose.