Shades Marathon Training

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15/12/2005 at 18:14
I have prepared a training programme based on 3 runs a week with an option for a 4th run.

This programme is aimed at busy folk, who work, maybe have children to look after and just do not have the time to run 4-6 times a week. Ideal for first timers, or if your first marathon was a painful experience then this could be for you.

This is the same programme I used to coach a group of girls doing their first marathon at Dublin. They all ran well, nobody hit the 'wall' and their finishing times were from 3.44 to 5.27.

Email me if you'd like a copy of the programme
15/12/2005 at 20:19
Hitting the wall is a good thing....

Its like when I used to work at a Karting centre, clipping tyre walls showed you were really pushing your limits.
15/12/2005 at 20:45
Hitting the wall is down to nutrition and is easily preventable so shows you were stupid. Having sore legs and walking shows you were under prepared (unless you intended to walk as part of your race strategy).

Shades, think you'll have a lot of takers for that plan. See if you can get it on the FP!!!!
15/12/2005 at 21:38
Maybe I've misinterpretted `hitting the wall'
15/12/2005 at 21:41

Yes please - You should have a mail from me!

15/12/2005 at 21:43
shades - 3:44 off 3 runs a week is pretty good!

ben - Don't think so! I've only ever "hit the wall" in training, but the result is a catastrophic loss of pace which could wreck any race.
15/12/2005 at 22:13
The Count - don't think I'd want it on the FP, everyone would pick holes in it!

Not that I'm not up to a good argument though.

200m - yes, she did 3.44.56 which gives her a GFA place if she wants it in 2007

The first time I prepared a training plan for a marathon it just scared them so the next time I tried to make it look as 'easy' as possible.

15/12/2005 at 22:20
Thanks Shades for putting the time into posting this thread - you have mail!
15/12/2005 at 22:22
I'd did 3:35 on one run per week lol but 2 times per week on x-trainer. Wouldn't recommend it though
15/12/2005 at 22:22
Yes please Shades!
15/12/2005 at 22:29
Emails sent.
15/12/2005 at 22:33
Sian - email has come back, will try again
15/12/2005 at 22:38
Sorry Shades - let me know if you've any more problems
15/12/2005 at 23:31
good girl

nice one!
16/12/2005 at 08:48
Please could I have a copy of this as well?
16/12/2005 at 08:53
email sent.
16/12/2005 at 08:55
email me please.
16/12/2005 at 09:15
Please can I have a copy
16/12/2005 at 09:56
Will email copies tonight.

Sian - even my email to you with no attachment has been rejected, can you email me another email address I can try?
16/12/2005 at 11:46
email sent. Well done Shades
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