At the end of my spring marathon (Paris), I was still feeling relatively fresh probably because I was too cautious for the first 20 miles. Adding more 20 miles into my training plan would make me more confidence on the distance.
Does someone have a good training plan to recommend or should I personnalise my own as Also-Ran has suggested?
I will be running the Berlin Marathon in September. This will be my 3d marathon and my 2nd marathon of the year.
Since the completion of my spring marathon, I have been running in average 25-30mpw (with 1 pace session a week). For my last marathon, I used a 16-week training plan (available on runner's world) and I was relatively happy with it. However, I was getting a little bit “sick” of running in the last weeks of the plan.
I am then considering to have a shorter training plan. From your experience, what are the pros and cons of a 12-week and a 16-week training plan?
My PB for a marathon is 3h21 and I would like to target 3h10/ 3h15 for my next marathon (PB Half 1h27).
I will be running the Paris Marathon in 10 days (my 2nd marathon). My initial target was to run it under 3h30 and everything under this time will be a bonus. Training went well and I have been injury free over the last 15 weeks.
A few weeks ago, I did 1h27 at the Brighton HM which made me think I could aim for something a bit more ambitious: between 3h20 and 3h30.
What would be the best pacing strategy? Stay with the 3h30 pacemaker until mile 20 and increase my pace over the last 6 miles or stay with the 3h15 pacemaker and try to hold it till the end?
Thanks for your advice. It is my second marathon and I don't want to be too ambitious and miss a decent time (what I did for my 1st marathon...)