After several months of “winging it,” I’m back on a training plan – and for the first time, it’s one designed especially for me, thanks to the Charlottesville Track Club’s Marathon Training Program.
I just received my personalized plan on Tuesday, so in future weeks, I hope to share my regimen on Marathon Mondays, but due to the timing this week, Thursday it is
M – 4 MILES, AHR* (average heart rate / Long Run pace)
T – REST
W – 7 MILES, AHR
TH – 4 MILES, AHR
F – REST
14 MILES, AHR Modified this for the Pepsi 10K race I am running Saturday to about .5 mile warm up, 1-2 mile cool down, race in between
SUN – 3 TO 4, AHR
My note on my training plan indicated that there should be no speed work in my plan until 10 weeks out from race day (this will start the week of September 24) so my challenge is to be sure to run all my workouts at AHR, which for me is in the 8:50 to 9:10. Building this base / learning this pace should help me work on feeling out how to truly negative split my marathon.
I am super excited to share my training on the blog – so keep an eye out on Mondays!
Are you currently training for any big races? What’s your plan / how did you decide upon it?
ETA: Check out my latest post on Beyond Distance!