Monday, June 25, 2012

Marathon training - oh my!

I just sat down and mapped out July's workout schedule. HOLY MOLY! To make sure I get all of my runs in and make sure Im not back to back-ing certain workouts then I have to map out a month at a time. If not things get screwed up.

Im following the "finish it" plan from Train Like a Mother. Love that book! Yes not every workout will happen but right now its pretty much as follows

  • 3 to 4 days of running with a long weekly run, a shorter fun run and either a tempo or speed drill run
  • 2 days of CX works ... after trying that class this past Sunday I am HOOKED. LOVE IT! And love the way my sides feel right now! Such a good pain.
  • 1-2 days of cross training with either spinning or swimming
  • 2 days of upper body weights
It will be a commitment, thats for sure! I forgot how time consuming marathon training is - and in July my longest run is 12 miles. Imagine life when its 20!

How far out do you plan your workouts?


  1. I have a general plan for which days are cardio or strength training days. I've been neglecting the strength training days and doing to much cardio. That will change with July!

  2. This is why I'm scared to try another marathon. The training is so intense and time consuming!

  3. It's great to have a workout plan, especially when including training for a marathon! Good luck!!