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Old 03-06-2011, 12:06 PM   #1
Aidan Macdonald
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Marathon in 10 weeks

Due to religious reasons, I can't do marathons on Sundays. But I found one on a Saturday. Only problem (slight) is that it is in 10 weeks.

I am and have been training for a competition with my friends over summer
That training is as follows: (events in no particular order)
Monday - Cardio, Strength, Stamina
Tuesday - Calisthenics, Stamina
Wednesday - Strength, Power
Thursday - Cardio, Calisthenics
Friday - Power, Stamina
Saturday - Cardio, Calisthenics, Strength
Sunday - OFF!

Calisthenics is like a standard military PT
Power is power lifts with power body movements
Stamina is like crossfit or grind style workouts
I can handle the volume, and I will cut intensity, volume, and "events" as needed.

Now to fit the marathon into that.
Cardio was supposed to include swimming, but in light of the marathon, I will keep it to running.

I was thinking medium length run on Monday, Speed/CHI running on Thursday, and Long run on Saturday.

Ex.
Week 1 - M 4miles, Th 15 min, Sa 6miles
Week 2 - M 5miles, Th 20 min, Sa 8miles
...

ideas? Not Crossfit Endurance, I doubt that applies here

EDIT: I will be tapering the week prior
EDIT: And have a backoff week every 4th week

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:19 PM   #2
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Re: Marathon in 10 weeks

Are you trying to do well?

Or are you trying to just complete it?

Those two things are vastly different.

If you're trying to just complete it which I think most people are when they do these sorts of things then you just need maybe 2-3 longer runs a week slowly upping the volume.
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Old 03-06-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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Re: Marathon in 10 weeks

Why not just find a marathon running program instead of trying to make your own?
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Re: Marathon in 10 weeks

Complete it, but do as best as I can. Looks like I will be fine. Thats what I thought

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Why not just find a marathon running program instead of trying to make your own?
Because I need the other parts to my training for the other competition (more important). The other programs I have looked at have higher running volume than I could handle in parallel with my training.

The lifting, PT, and other stuff is not "for" the marathon

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Old 03-06-2011, 08:45 PM   #5
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Re: Marathon in 10 weeks

Check over at runners world. They used to have some marathon training plans you can follow.
You may have to let go some of your other work to get the distance runs in.
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Old 03-07-2011, 05:44 AM   #6
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Re: Marathon in 10 weeks

10 weeks...doable, but if this is your first marathon attempt, expect it to hurt.

Here's a few ideas from Hal Higdon that you might be able to incorporate into your training schedule (WFS):

http://www.halhigdon.com/marathon/mu...ltiplemara.htm

http://www.halhigdon.com/senior/Senior.htm

The second one is more leaning on lower volume which might fit into your current schedule more.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:02 AM   #7
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Re: Marathon in 10 weeks

At some point in everyone's training, they will be doing too much. That "too much" will effect everything and give watered down results in all goals. My opinion is you are bordering on too much already and this marathon goal may put you over the top.

But if you insist on doing it, I run long distances while training strength. I'm running my first 50 in 2 weeks so I won't be running much over the next 2 weeks but check my log out for the past 2 months to see what I've been doing. I only do 1 long run a week but that works for me.
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