GPdrums || Marathon Drummer

Tweaking My Plan

Posted in Marathon Training by gpdrums on January 5, 2009

I’m excited as I enter my 3rd week of pre-marathon training. I started this morning with a 3.1 mile run at a 14 minute pace. That’s a big deal for me considering my first run a couple of weeks ago was over 16 minutes per mile. My body is adapting well, I’m not over-doing it, I’m stretching after every run, and so far so good. The important thing for me is to keep at it for a few more weeks until I start my 16 week program.

When I first started my training, I thought for sure I had the perfect 16 week marathon training plan. Now, however, I need to find something that is more realistic for me–something that is four days per week that lends itself to a long run on marathon day which will be a Sunday. My original 16 week plan had a long run on every Saturday and I’m not sure how to adapt the plan for a seamless Sunday long-run. Anyway, I’ll figure something out.

I was going to begin hitting the gym tomorrow for cross-training, but I need to wait another week–I have too much going on right now. I figure I’ll do legs on Tuesdays and upper body on Friday. My run days are currently Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday. My logic for doing legs on Tuesdays is so they aren’t sore for my Saturday long-run. But again, I’m still trying to figure out a seamless plan. Any tips are appreciated.


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