Let me explain a little about what you'll see on the schedule. I found this marathon training program here: http://www.stack.com/2013/04/30/20-week-marathon-training-program/ I chose this program after looking through MANY programs because it wasn't just about putting miles on my legs. It combines foundation runs, fartleks, fast finish runs, and cross training, the culmination leading to the best running condition on race day. So, when you look at the schedule below you'll see these abbreviations: FR -- foundation run & FFR - fast finish run.
- Foundation runs are done at an easy pace, working on adding those miles on your legs.
- Fast finish runs are runs that start at an easy pace and end with a chunk of miles with a moderately hard push.
- Fartlek runs are runs that are done at an easy pace with
quick spurts of hard pushes.
Below is the training schedule I am going to do for the first 7 weeks (you can open the file in a new tab or window for a larger size). Day 1 was completed today and as you can see I am in the last few weeks of the Les Mills Pump program.. I will be starting my PiYo program on August 11. The marathon is not until January 25, so I have built in several extra weeks accounting for holidays, cross country coaching, and trying the hybrid. If I find that I need to tweek the combo, I have plenty of time to build up my long run endurance.
If you are interested in joining me on my journey be sure to let me know! You can comment below, visit me on my Facebook page or email me. Any extra accountability and support is always appreciated on a journey of this magnitude!!