Hi guys - im looking for a bit of advice Im going to run a marathon (snowdon or chester) in 6 months and was wondering if I could get some peoples thoughts on my training plans. First of all im very confused - so many training plans out there! So I thought key principles of doing what I enjoy (speed/hills, cross train and weights) with rest. The FIRST 3 x a week plan seems similar to what I would do. Noticeably when I aimed to train 6 times a week I never managed to fit in all the sessions. So my plan... (each one day a week). Cross Train 50-60mins on cross trainer (hard) Intervals between 30-90 hills and or flats Tempo 60-90 mins reasonbly fast Long run - progress 2hrs - 4.5hrs Weights - mix of free weights and core (like chin ups) And Rest x 2 Any thoughts? I like to keep my plans relatively fleixible. My big concern is theres not enough running in there! Should thay be a concern. Moreover im not too sure what i should do for weight training besides chin ups? Any thoughts good or bad would be appreciated. Thanks Rich
I think Ive made a hash of the training. I've also done hill running and intervals and thinking about it those are in no way specific to the exercise as I will not be running such steep hills/running anywhere near the speed. You live and learn!