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Training question for multiple marathons (Read 274 times)

    My wife and I ran Vegas on 12/2 and initially planned on a nice training program to get us to Oklahoma City, 4/27. However some friends of ours have talked us into joining them for the New Orleans Marathon, 2/24. We have never attempted to run marathons this close together. Does anyone have any suggestions or plans that might give us an idea as to how to get this done? Because of the closeness of the races I am not looking for a great time, just to have fun and reach the finish line.
    "It is very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runner. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit." George Sheehan


    Imminent Catastrophe

      Hal Higdon has a plan for 8 weeks between races: http://www.halhigdon.com/marathon/multiple/Multiplemara.htm Bottom line: Lots of consistent running short/mid (6-7 miles for me), two or three long runs of at least 16 miles in between. That's my method, if you can call it that. If you just want to have a great time it should not be a problem provided you've been doing long runs enough. In fact my best marathon was only a week after a VERY slow, easy marathon. Mardi Gras is a blast, and be sure to enjoy the red beans & rice and beer afterward!

      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

       

      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

        Thanks for the link and advice! I am pretty excited as I have never been to New Orleans.
        "It is very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runner. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants to quit." George Sheehan
        Katie H


        Chicago winter running

          That training program PerfesseR posted is a pretty good one and I followed it more or less (with higher mileage during the week) and things went really well. Did 3 marathons in 2 months actually so look out, Hawk- you might get addicted! I think you'll like it b/c it feels easier than having to build up from a low base- you just have to maintain and keep your head in the game. Have fun- you're going to rock it! Let us know how it goes.
          We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. - MLK Jr.


          Imminent Catastrophe

            ... Did 3 marathons in 2 months actually so look out, Hawk- you might get addicted! ...
            Hey Katie, are you a Marathon Maniac? Just wondering, 3 marathons in 2 months. Check it out. We're maniacs, but not a cult, like the one that other Katie H is in.
            I think you'll like it b/c it feels easier than having to build up from a low base- you just have to maintain and keep your head in the game
            I couldn't have said it better. I run marathons frequently because...I'm lazy. If that makes sense.

            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

             

            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

            Katie H


            Chicago winter running

              Oooh! Thanks for the link! Wow- some of the those levels are nuts! I'd barely make it in but would like to join! I couldn't find the membership cost anywhere- is it expensive or reasonable? It seems like being part of a group like that would be great motivation! I totally know what you mean about racing a lot b/c you're lazy- I feel the same way Smile ha ha!
              We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. - MLK Jr.


              straw man

                Marathon Maniac dues are $10 annually. I'm Maniac #361.

                He who has the best time wins. Jerry

                Katie H


                Chicago winter running

                  $10 is perfect! Thanks for the info! I'd be lucky to be part of a club that PerfesseR and Jerry are in- on my way to being cool...
                  We must speak with all the humility that is appropriate to our limited vision, but we must speak. - MLK Jr.


                  Imminent Catastrophe

                    $10 is perfect! Thanks for the info! I'd be lucky to be part of a club that PerfesseR and Jerry are in- on my way to being cool...
                    ...and at least 15 others on RA. It's a good group, it's fun when you see fellow MMs at a race and chat with them. Plus you often get crowd support when people see your Maniac wear. You're free to join the MarathonManiacs group anytime, we're not at all cliquish.

                    "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                     "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                    "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                     

                    √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                    Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                    Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014