Friday, May 29, 2009

Marathon Training

Before I know it the Twin Cities Marathon will be upon me and I better get ready for it. Hotel - A Loft in downtown Minneapolis. Check. Baseball tickets to the last two games in the Metrodome - Check. Airline tickets - still needed.

Training? Here's the plan.

June 7 - Long run of 8 miles (3 miles in a race, 5 after race). 20 miles for the week.
June 14 - Long run of 9 miles. 3 runs of 4 miles each. 21 for the week.
June 21 - Long run - 10 miles. 23 total.
June 28 - Long run of 12 miles. 24 total.

July 5 - Long run of 13 miles. 26 total.
July 12 - Long run of 10 miles (cut back). 20 total.
July 19 - Long run of 15 miles. 26 total.
July 26 - Long run of 16 miles. 30 miles total.

Aug 2 - Long run of 17 miles. 31 total
Aug 9 - Long run of 10 miles (cut back). 20 total.
Aug 16 - Long run of 19 miles. 34 total.
Aug 23 - Long run of 20 miles. 36 total.
Aug 30 - Long run of 22 miles. 38 total.

Sept 6 - Long run of 10 miles (cut back). 20 total.
Sept 13 - long run of 22 miles. 42 total.
Sept 20 - Long run of 10 miles (taper begins) 20 total.
Sept 27 - Runs of 6,5 and 4. 15 total.

Oct 3 - Runs of 6,4 and 3. 13 total.

Oct 4th - Twin Cities Marathon.

8 comments:

Irene said...

Looks good!

TNTcoach Ken said...

Isn't it going to be a thousand degrees on your long runs???? Good luck!

wmd said...

I can not wait to follow your progress. I am running my first marathon in November and I know that even though it seems so far away it will be here in no time.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

Looks like a good plan. Good luck with the training!

Jeff said...

Hmmm, just trying to figure out if you were going to the game and found a marathon or you were going to the marathon and found the game!

Adam said...

WOW, I must have completely missed that you were running this race. I am too!! I’m running it with a buddy of mine who lives in Chicago (and maybe staying with friends up there?) I like your training schedule. You’re really going to pack on the mileage in aug. How many days a week are you going to run?

I decided that I am going to run the 5K this weekend. See you there? We should get together!
me off something crazy.

The Running Knitter said...

Good luck on your training. You are very daring to be training for a full during the summer!

desert trail runner said...

Wow, looks good Pat! :)