Brighton - 1st Marathon - want to get as close to 3:30 as poss - really looking forward to the challenge.
A bit confused on marathon training programmes - so far have I read about:
- high mileage programs running 6 out of 7 days- the FIRST program (3 days a week - tempo / sprints / long run)- Run / Walk / Run school of thought
What do you guys reckon?!!! Thanks
LC, I agree with Minni. Could also be 5 out of 7 days but 3 days does not seem enough for 3:30.
Luke it might be an idea to start increasing your weekly mileage a bit more now to help build a good base.
The three day a week schedule does look tempting but it doesn't work for most. Every run is hard and unless you're used to this you run the risk of injury. In my opinion you also need to be doing some pretty intensive cross training.
I tried followed it roughly a few years ago and couldn't hit the required paces and even though I was cycling along side this just wasn't enough.
Minni / Spoon - thought it sounded too good to be true! In what scenarios would it work effectively though? If you already have an excellent level of fitness??
Would you advise pushing mileage and dropping pace for all of my runs or just my long Sunday run?
Luke I'm not sure because I don't personally know anyone who has achieved it. However, there is a thread over on the Spring Marathon page where people have followed the plan and its worked. I don't know who started the thread.....
What pace are you running at the moment for your training runs? Just now you want to be building a base and not worrying about any speed.
Minni not sure how to calculate in to miles per minute but it takes me about 55minutes to cover just over six miles
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