I began training for my second marathon (Shamrock in Virginia Beach in March) a few weeks ago, and I’ve gotten some questions about my training plan. I thought I’d share a bit of the plan with you all who may be curious.
|Week of||DTP Full B/I||DTP Full B/I||DTP Full B/I||Weekend|
|Track Workout||Second Workout||Other Run(s)||Long Run|
|9-Dec||1600-800-400 moderate effort w/ 2-3′ jog||3-6 miles easy w/ 6 x 100m stride near end||1-2 other runs 20-30 min E||8 E/L|
|16-Dec||3-5 (I did 4) x 1000 steady w/ 2-3′ jog||3-6 miles easy w/ drills + 4x100m stride||1-2 other runs 25-35min E||9-10 E/L|
|23-Dec||3-4 x 1200 steady w/ 3′ jog||3-6 miles w/ 10-15′ as (45s build/30s jog)||1-2 other runs 30-35 min E||11-12 E/L|
|30-Dec||4-5 x 800 steady w/ 2′ jog||3-5 miles very easy w/ drills||1 other run 20-30 min E||10 E/L|
So as you can see, there are 4-5 runs a week. I’ve been generally doing 4 runs. A long run, a track session, a middle mileage run and an easy short run. I’m feeling so much more relaxed this training cycle and I think think it’s because of my plan. I love having my coach to just tell us what to do. I also really enjoy having the structure. I know I’ll always have someone to do my long run with and I’ll also have company for the track workouts. With the weather being so cold lately, I definitely wouldn’t have had the motivation to get out in the elements.
Well, there it is. That’s my plan in a nutshell and I’m loving it!
What’s your current training plan look like?