Each week was basically like this:
- 1 easy run of 3 to 6 miles
- 1 speed or tempo (alternating weeks) about 4 to 8 miles
- 1 long run (staring at 8 miles, with two 20 milers, one 18 and two 16)
My longest training mileage week 30 miles. My longest mileage week total on the plan was 35 including the race.
|I finished, but was |
Now I am (kind of) training for the Seattle Marathon on December 1st.
I say "kind of" not because I am half-assing it - I am actually killing every workout so far (knock on wood). I am just not fully 100% committing to running it because time constraints may make it difficult to fit in some of the longer mid-week runs. See, my husband is training for the race too, and also just started working, so my running early in the morning everyday doesn't really work out when he needs to run, and I now have to get one of the kids off to school.
My current plan is pretty much like this:
- 1 easy run of 5-7 miles (at a
snailreally slow pace)
- 1 speed interval session of 6-8 miles
- 1 tempo at marathon pace (started at 5, will go to 10 miles)
- 1 easy easy run of 5-7 miles (again, at a really slow pace)
- 1 slightly faster easy run of 5-8 miles (slow, but about 30 sec faster than really slow)
- 1 long run (topping at 16 miles) at marathon pace + 45 seconds
If this looks familiar, it is a Hansons beginner plan.
|My husband and I bought this book and read it this summer. A lot of if really made sense. But what do we know? We figured it was worth a try.|
I just finished week 7 of my 18 week plan and ran 36 miles.
That is my longest running week ever.
And yesterday, after my long run (of only 10 miles), I felt so, so tired.
I hit my goal pace
and I don't feel injured.
Those are good things.
From here until December 1, each week is scheduled to be over 30 miles - peaking in the 50s (I think like 55, but am too lazy to look).
I want to be able to finish the plan and run the marathon. I am curious as to how this training plan would work for me.
If I were really looking to PR, I would have picked another race like Chicago or CIM but
Practical from a financial/time point of view - not from an ease-of-race (is that a thing?) view. This course is tough.
|From what I hear, the "slight upward slope" and "upward slope" sections at mile 22 are killer.|
If for some reason I can't get enough training time, I will run the half marathon.
In week 13, I'm going to run the Snohomish River Run half marathon.
It's not too late to register. Use promo code SRM_SRR13 to save $10 on registration. I don't make any money if you use that code or anything - but I was offered a free entry to the race to help promote it.
The plan suggests running this at marathon pace, but I'm
So, that's what I've been doing with my spare time lately. How about you?