Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Starting Marathon Training

I need to start to ramp up my training for the June 9 Utah Valley Marathon (8 weeks away).  I have decided I want to consistently run 40-50 mile weeks from now until then, which is way more than I am used to, but not so much more that I will injure myself or get burned out.

I’m going to keep up with my non-specific “training plan” and go at it week by week with 3 main workouts each week:

  1. Weekend Long Run
  2. Tempo Run
  3. Speed Work

I got a little lazy over the last month and didn’t really have a true tempo run and a true speed workout each week.  And it showed during my half this past weekend.  I guess I should be a little more serious about this whole training thing if I want to PR.

I also think I need to hit the track for the speed work.  I did this consistently before my last marathon and actually enjoyed it.  I just need to find a track near my house….. I found a dirt track that should work.  Maybe by posting these “goals” I will actually follow through with training.  Wish me luck!

1 comment:

JRL said...

Good plan. I need to do the same! 40-50 miles per week is doable.

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