I’m pretty certain this is the third (or maybe even fourth) time I’ve had to revamp my marathon training schedule.
Apparently, what I’ve been doing hasn’t worked.
My original marathon plan was to use this training cycle as a test run for ramping mileage and adding in Yasso 800s before I really hammered my training and went for a PR in the fall.
Does anyone want to guess how well this has gone for me?
If your answer is “not” then you win a prize. (The prize is being a winner).
With cough 9 weeks (sorry Ann, probably should have told you to skip this part) until marathon day, I realized I definitely needed to change things up a bit and focus more on easy training than hammering myself leading up to race day.
I wanted a relatively simple plan that would leave me feeling confident at the start line, but also healthy for the nine weeks leading up to arriving at the start line.
After a bit of searching, I landed on the Hal Higdon Novice 1 Marathon plan. Now, I’d like to believe I’m not a novice marathoner, but my injury is telling me I need to back off and focus on the basics, so novice it is!
My strength program was made for my by Bri from Koru Personal Training, and I highly recommend her if you’re looking for a strength plan to compliment your training. She’s also a runner and qualified for Boston last fall!
I’ll also be working with my chiro and PT and skipping runs, or adding in cross training as I feel necessary in order to best listen to my body and make it to the start line in one, healthy, piece.
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What’s your advice for a quickie marathon plan?
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