On October 20th, I’ll run my first marathon in my home city of York. I’ve got a few half marathons under my belt, but my training has been erratic and my times not great.
I might only ever run one marathon, so I want to be well prepared. I’m following the 6 month Intermediate Training Plan from Virgin London Marathon, to give me plenty of time to get ready. You can download the plan here.
I’ll be tailoring it a bit to build in 2 x weights sessions a week which is part of my normal training routine.
- Monday: jog 10 minutes, run 10 minutes
- Tuesday: jog 30 minutes
- Wednesday: jog 20 minutes – 10 minutes to the gym, 1 hour weights (upper body), 10 minutes jog home
- Thursday: 35 minutes fartlek
- Friday and Saturday: rest days
- Sunday: jog 60
Friday shouldn’t have been a rest day, but I had a wedding to go to – life will get in the way.