Marathon Training Take 2

Today’s Workout:  25 minutes weights, 8 treadmill miles, 62 minutes

I realize I am a complete and utter hypocrite.  Yesterday there were talks on this here blog of ‘taking a break’ and today I am planning out my St. George Marathon training. Ahem…..addiction? Yes indeed.  But humor me if you will.   As I look at my calendar I realize that St. George Marathon is only 3 short months away.  How did that happen?  With that acknowledgement it became time for me to quickly devise a 14 week training plan.
Vague Goals:
1.  Lose 5-7lbs.  Hate this goal but the harsh reality is that it needs to happen. We all know that body weight affects running performance, and the “leaner” you are the faster you run.  Stupid, stupid, stupid!
2.  Peak at 65+ mile weeks.  I have no idea how I am going to achieve that and that therefore is why I am calling these goals vague.
3.  Hit the hills once a week.  Again the first step in reaching goals is making them right?  This one will be a dozy for me.
4.  Make easy days EASY.  This may actually be the toughest for me because I have a hard time not wanting to push myself all the time.  I know though that this is important.
5.  Train for a 3:20 finishing time.  7:38 pace for 26.2 freaking miles.  I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.

 SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturdayTotal Mileage
Week 1 Jun 26-July 2ndRest or easy jog8 miles tempox train &/or Easy runSpeed work 5 miles + 2 mi cool downEasy run 8 milesHill Workout 7 milesLR 12 miles44
Week 2 July 3rd-9thRest or easy jog10 miles tempox train &/or Easy runSpeed work 5 miles + 2 mi cool downEasy Run 8-10 milesEasy run 7-8 milesLavendar Days 5k + 5 miles easy47
Week 3 July 10th-16thRest or easy jog10 miles tempox train &/or Easy runSpeed Work 6 miles + 2 mi cool downEasy Run 10 milesHill workout 8 milesLR 13-14 miles, vaca with fam56
Week 4 July 17th-23rdRest or easy jog11 miles tempox train & 6 mile easy runSpeed Work 6 miles + 3 mi cool downEasy run 10 milesHill Workout 8 milesLR 15 miles61
Week 5 July 24th-30thRest or easy jog11 miles tempox train & 6 mile easy run8 easy miles or x trainEasy 6 milesEasy 4 milesTimp Half Marathon50
Week 6 Jul 1-Aug 6thRest or easy jog12 miles tempox train & 6 mile easy runSpeed Work 6 miles + 3 mi cool downEasy Run 10 milesHill Workout 8 milesLR 16 miles63
Week 7 Aug 7-13thRest or easy jog12 miles tempox train & 6 mile easy runSpeed Work 6 miles + 3 mi cool downEasy Run 10 milesHill Workout 7 milesDash for Donation 5k + 5-6 easy miles55
Week 8 Aug 14th- 20thRest or easy jog12 miles tempox train & 6 mile easy runSpeed Work 6 miles + 3 mi cool downEasy Run 10 milesHill Workout 8 milesLR 18 miles65
Week 9 Aug 21-27thRest or easy jog12 miles tempox train & 6 mile easy runSpeed Work 6 miles + 2 mi cool downEasy Run 10 milesHill Workout 6 milesLR 20 miles65
Week 10 Aug 28th- Sept 3rdRest or easy jog12 miles tempox train & 6 mile easy runSpeed Work 6 miles + 2 mi cool downEasy Run 10 milesHill Workout 6 milesLR 22 miles67
Week 11 Sept 4th-10thRest or easy jogOnion Days 10kx train & 6 mile easy run8 easy miles or x trainEasy run 8 milesEasy run 6 milesNebo Half Marathon47
Week 12 Sept 11th- 17thRest or easy jog8 miles tempo6 easy miles4 miles tempoeasy run 6 milesEasy run 6 milesLR 10 miles42
Week 13 Sept 18-24thRest or easy jog5 miles tempo4 easy miles3 tempo miles4 easy milesNapa Valley Ragnar RelayNapa Valley Ragnar Relay35
Week 14 Sept 25th – Oct 1Rest or easy jog4 miles tempo3 easy miles3 easy milesrest2 easy milesSt. George Marathon38

So there you have it.  I have a plan.  I will not follow it perfectly and I will tweak it as I go but it sure does feel good to at least have an outline and have something in writing.  The less thinking my peanut sized brain needs to do each morning the better. 🙂

**Go check out my friend Stephanie’s blog and become a follower.  She is planning a giveaway as soon as she hits 50 followers.  She is also a personal trainer, a speed demon, and one ripped little Mama so stop by for some awesome training tips.

Any Questions about my silly little training plan?

I will try to detail each day for you throughout the week and explain my tempo, speed, and hill days. (once I figure them out for myself first. 🙂  I also may split some of the workouts into 2 a days since I have a hard time running more than 8 miles before work and I do not want to sacrifice my weight routine.