Marathon Training Plan

Since it isn’t enough for me to put my training plan in my (totally awesome) Erin Condren planner, I’m also posting it here. I want to be accountable to my training and if anyone finds my home and wants to see what I’ve done (or, haven’t done) and how to train for a half and/or full marathon, I think it would be great to have this available.

My current half marathon plan is the 2013 SeaWheeze plan, which you can find here. I’m doing the intermediate plan as I’ve ran a half before and was confident in my ability to tackle the distances.

My full marathon training plan will merge the SeaWheeze plan above with the Running Room plan. I’ll be making my own tweaks as I go (most likely reducing the number of run days to 4 from 5) but this is a great basis for training.

I hope to also start a series about the importance of tempo, steady, speed, hill and distance runs. It isn’t enough just to run, varying pace and speed is also really important in preparing for the loooooong distance of a marathon.

(Week one starts on Sunday July 21, 2013)

Sun Mon Tues Weds Thurs Fri Sat
1 off off Exam marking 6k Tempo 4x Hills Exam marking 8k Steady
2 23k Long off 6k Tempo 5x Hills 8k Steady Drive to Kelowna 6k Steady
3 26k Long Drive home 6k Tempo 6x Hills 10k Steady Fly to Van RACE
21.1K
4 REST! Fly home 6k Tempo 7x Hills 10k Steady off 6k Steady
5 29k Long off 6k Tempo 8x Hills 10k Steady off 6k Steady
6 29k Long off 6k Tempo 9x Hills 10k Steady Drive to Kelowna 6k Steady
7 32k Long Drive home 6k Tempo 10x Hills 10k Steady off 6k Steady
8 23k Long off 6k Tempo 10k Speed 10k Steady off 6k Steady
9 29k Long off 6k Tempo 10k Speed 10k Steady off
Concert
6k Steady
10 32k Long off 6k Tempo
Hair cut
10k Speed 10k Steady off 6k Steady
11 23k Long off 6k Tempo 10k Speed 10k Steady off 16k Race pace
12 6k Long off 6k Race pace 10k Race pace off Fly to Kelowna 3k Steady
13 RACE DAY
42.2K
Fly home

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