After a long stretch of easier, more relaxed running, marathon training kicks off in earnest next week. I spent some time sketching out my plan and I think I have a pretty good idea of what the next couple months will look like run-wise. Of course, a key part of my plan is to keep up my Pure Barre habit – I know it helps me to be stronger overall. I love seeing other folks’ training plans so I thought I’d share my marathon training plan with you all. I will also start back sharing training recaps in a few weeks.
This is a peek into my schedule for July. As you can see I’m running four days a week. Three days are focused runs – speedwork, tempo and long run and then I’ve added on an easy run as well. This plan is basely most on the Run Less, Run Faster plan which you may recall I used during my last training cycle. This plan will keep my legs fresh and I’ll be taking Pure Barre classes two to three times each week. I’m really hopeful about this training cycle and excited / scared to get going!
I always dread speed workouts and this go around is no different. I’m already looking ahead to my speed workouts and dreading them. They are hard and push me and I know they are necessary. I actually learned to love tempo runs last summer. They are also hard but I feel so accomplished afterwards. I’m excited about adding tempo runs back in to my schedule. And of course long runs are the foundation of marathon training. Now that I have my training schedule set, I’m ready to get started!
How do you choose your training plans?