Monday, July 24, 2017

My first pass at a Marathon Training Plan

I am still pretty early in my planning but I am a true planner. I like forecasting and looking ahead. It helps me know what I need to be doing now so that when the time comes to really get serious I am ready. 

Because I have races currently on my schedule throughout the rest of the year and one of those being a half marathon I have gone ahead and drafted a schedule which incorporates those runs and builds into my marathon training plan. 

I am 100% certain that this will be a living document and be adjusted as I get into this further. I talked with some pretty awesome Runner Girls this week who are also marathon training and I am already looking at making some adjustments to this to include some speed work, hill work, etc. I will need to have it set out on my scheduled to ensure that I get it done! As I go I will share my journey and the changes and modifications I make along the way!

I love Hal Higdon and the Hal Higdon Training plans. They, in general, work well with my schedule and I feel good throughout my training. I have taken the Hal Higdon Novice 2 Plan and modified it to fit with my schedule. Really I mainly simplified the week day training and this will be the section that I will tweak as I figure out what works best for me. I will add in pace work, speed work, hill work, etc. The weekend schedule will for the most part remain as is for logging the miles and I added in one day of just walking. My plan also is a 24 week plan versus and 18 week plan and that is only because I wanted to include my training plan for my upcoming half marathon.


WeekMonday TuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
121-Aug3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRestKirkwood 5KCross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
228-Aug3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest7Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
34-Sep3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRestRestAVL Off Road 10K
411-Sep3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest9Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
518-Sep3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest10Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
625-Sep3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest11Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
72-Oct3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest12Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
89-Oct3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRestRestDetroit International Half
916-Oct3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest6Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
1023-Oct3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest7Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
1130-Oct3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRestSouth of the Mountain Trail Run, Bostic, NC8 Miles
126-Nov3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest9Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
1313-Nov3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest10Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
1420-Nov3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest7Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
1527-Nov3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest9Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
164-Dec3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest11Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
1711-Dec3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest12Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
1818-Dec3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest9Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
1925-Dec3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest14Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
201-Jan3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest15Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
218-Jan3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRestRestHalf Marathon
2215-Jan3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest17Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
2322-Jan3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest18Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
2429-Jan3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest13Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
255-Feb3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest19Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
2612-Feb3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest12Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
2719-Feb3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest20Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
2826-Feb3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest12Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
295-Mar3 Mile Walk4 mile run4 mile run4 mile runRest8Cross Train (Hike/Bike/Swim)
3012-Mar3 Mile Walk3 mile run3 mile run3 mile runRest2Asheville Marathon

I am all in, I am excited about it, I am nervous about and I am going to do this!



“Even when you have gone as far as you can, and everything hurts, and you are staring at the specter of self-doubt, you can find a bit more strength deep inside you, if you look closely enough.” 
~ Hal Higdon





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