2013 Marathon Training Plan

I finally pulled out my schedule and my book at plotted this out. In my head, marathon training wasn’t really going to start until late June. Good thing I visited this in March because it turns out marathon training will start the first week of June! Taking the advice of several people who have run marathons, I added an extra week so that my longest run will be 20 miles rather than 18. My personal version of this spreadsheet is all color-coded and looks like an Easter egg exploded… 🙂 As for the next three months, I plan to mostly maintain in order to successfully complete the Whidbey Island half in April and the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland half in May. Therefore, my long runs will not exceed 10 miles (at the very max), but I will continue running 4 days/week as I have been throughout the winter. Since the marathon training schedule is four days/week with a long run on a weekend day, there will be good consistency with what I have been doing for several months already.

I did end up developing a bit of a cold yesterday and so I am a little congested, but I already feel better today than I did yesterday, so let’s hope the trend continues.

Without further ado… Anna’s Marathon plan…

Week Dates Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Total Notes
1 6/3-6/9 3 4 3 5 15
2 6/10-6/16 3 4 3 6 16
3 6/17-6/23 3 4 3 7 17
4 6/24-6/30 3 5 3 8 19
5 7/1-7/7 3 5 3 10 21
6 7/8-7/14 4 5 4 11 24
7 7/15-7/21 4 6 4 12 26
8 7/22-7/28 4 6 4 14 28
9 7/29-8/4 4 7 4 16 31
10 8/5-8/11 5 8 5 16 34
11 8/12-8/18 5 8 5 16 34
12 8/19-8/25 5 8 5 18 36
13 8/26-9/1 5 8 5 18 36
14 9/2-9/8 5 6 5 20 38
15 9/9-9/15 5 8 5 9 27
16 9/16-9/22 3 5 3 8 19
17 9/23-9/29 3 3 Walk 3 MARATHON 35.2
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