It’s now 14 weeks and 1 day until my next goal race the Beach to Brother marathon and that means the training plan will start tomorrow. this marathon is an off road trail marathon with a steep 2.5km trail incline to finish making it a very tough finish.
For this marathon I will be focussing on my three key training sessions as well as a strength session each week and possibly a recovery run however each week will feature two complete rest days to recharge the body and mind.
The plan for week one is;
Monday – Rest day – Giving myself an extra day to recover from a head cold
Tuesday – Long Hill Repeats
Wednesday – Strength Session
Thursday – Rest Day
Friday – Aerobic long run (1:40 at 5:00-5:20 min/km)
Saturday – Recovery run or rest day
Sunday – Short Intervals (12 x 400m at 3:20-3:30 min/km)
The key sessions each week being the aerobic long run, hills and interval sessions. The long run will increase each week by 20 min until I reach 3:40 in week 7. There are a couple of key performance long runs that I schedule later in my program being a 3 x 14km long race paced effort with a 20-30 min rest between each in week 11 and in week 12 a 30km progressive paced long meaning 10km at 5:00 min/km 10km at 4:30min/km and 10km at 4:00 min/km. These two sessions are designed to top off my training before the taper and give me the confidence that I’m in the right shape to run a great marathon.
Looking forward to week 1 and getting back into some focussed training aiming towards another good marathon result.