Marathon Training and Discussions

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First Marathon (Read 726 times)

    I plan to run my first marathon in January and I put together the schedule below. I know it's unlikely, but I want to BQ in my debut. Please provide feedback. I should have a base of 50 miles/week by the time I start. Peaking at 70 seems scary now so I'll go by feel as each week goes by. MP = Marathon Pace (7:25/mile)



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    Week M T W T F S S Weekly Total Week Ending
    17 Weight 9 11 5 9 5 15 54 9/2/11
      Training 4 @
    Tempo
    10x100
    Strides
               
    16 Weight 8 12 5 9 5 16 55 9/9/11
      Training           8 @ MP    
    15 Weight 11 13 5 9 5 15 58 9/16/11
      Training       4 @
    Tempo
           
    14 Weight 9 14 5 11 6 18 62 9/23/11
      Training 10x100
    Strides
                 
    13 Weight 9 14 5 12 6 18 63 9/30/11
      Training 5 @ Tempo         10 @ MP    
    12 Weight 8 12 5 10 5 15 55 10/7/11
      Training 10x100
    Strides
                 
    11 Weight 10 14 5 11 7 21 68 10/14/11
      Training 5 @
    Tempo
                 
    10 Weight 10 14 5 11 6 20 66 10/21/11
      Training       6 @
    Tempo
           
    9 Weight 10 15 6 12 7 16 67 10/28/11
      Training         6x100
    Strides
    12 @ MP    
    8 Weight 9 9 6 10 8 15 58 11/4/11
      Training   6x800
    @ 5k Pace
        10x100
    Strides
         
    7 Weight 10 15 6 12 5 22 70 11/11/11
      Training       7 @
    Tempo
           
    6 Weight 9 14 10 5 9 18 65 11/18/11
      Training 5x600
    @ 5K Pace
      6x100
    Strides
             
    5 Weight 10 15 10 12 5 18 70 11/25/11
      Training 6x1000
    @ 5k Pace
            14 @ MP    
    4 Weight 9 14 6 5 9 17 60 12/2/11
      Training 5x600
    @ 5K Pace
      6x100
    Strides
      8k - 15k Race      
    3 Weight 6 11 14 8 6 20 64 12/9/11
      Training   5x1200
    @ 5k Pace
      8x100
    Strides
           
    2 Weight 7 12 5 5 6 17 53 12/16/11
      Training 8x100
    Strides
      6x100
    Strides
             
    1 Off 7 4 8 5 6 13 43 12/23/11
        8x100
    Strides
      3x1600
    @ 5k
      8x100
    Strides
         
    Race   9 7 5 5 4 26.2 54 12/30/11
    Week     2 @ MP     6x100
    Strides @ MP
         

     


    Queen of 3rd Place

      Just curious where you got your program or if you made it up. Anyway it looks like basic bread and butter marathon training. If it was me I'd add a super-easy 3 - 4 on the day you do weights, I think your legs will feel better for it.

      2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

        Just curious where you got your program or if you made it up. Anyway it looks like basic bread and butter marathon training. If it was me I'd add a super-easy 3 - 4 on the day you do weights, I think your legs will feel better for it.

        It's Pete Pfitzinger plan. I use to run 3 days a week and worked my way up to 6 day.  I may get up to 7 days per week someday

         


        Queen of 3rd Place

          Ah, I wondered. I'll be using Daniels this Fall (vs my usual "Just Run As Much As Possible") and it looked sorta familiar. I guess Pfitz vs. Daniels is not really all that different. Looks like you'll be doing more strides and 5K pace runs, while I'll be doing more tempo and MP runs. It's all good.

           

          Congrats on going from 3 to 6!

          2013 Valley Runner of the Year Series: Feb 16 5K (4 points out of 10) ... Mar 2 10K (20/30)... Mar 16 4Mi (21/30) ... Apr 6 10K (DNS) ... Apr 21 2Mi (5/10) ... May 11 5Mi (21/30)... Jun 8 1Mi (13/20) ... Jun 16 6Mi (22/30) ... Sep 28 10K (14/20) ... Oct 5 5K (7/10) ...Oct 12 5Mi (16/20) ... Oct 20 5K (0/10) = 3rd Place, Women's Senior Division

            Ah, I wondered. I'll be using Daniels this Fall (vs my usual "Just Run As Much As Possible") and it looked sorta familiar. I guess Pfitz vs. Daniels is not really all that different. Looks like you'll be doing more strides and 5K pace runs, while I'll be doing more tempo and MP runs. It's all good.

             

            Congrats on going from 3 to 6!

             Yeah...It's like Daniels. The main difference I see is the interval done early in the Daniels plan I was going to use and finishes with the tempos. Pfitz is reversed. I have a few MP runs and I now scheduled 3 tune-up races (1/2, 25K & 30K).