Marathon training schedule

This morning I finally threw together my little marathon training schedule for these final 4 weeks. Will I follow this plan? Yes and no. I will make a few changes along the way. My mom is in France right now, but we are going to do a long run (or maybe 2?) together when she’s back –Β  which day or how many km I have no idea. So changes will be made, but it’s nice to have a skeleton to base my training on.

Isn’t it amazing how time just flies!? We’re only 4 weeks away from the race now. This time in 4 weeks my mom and I will be in our hotel room in Florence with sore legs, exhausted and proud because we’ve just finished our very first marathon. Maybe we’re out enjoying a nice dinner, or my victory gelato. Yes, my only plan for after the marathon is to eat a delicious Italian gelato. My strategy for the hard parts of the race is to imagine that gelato, mmmhm. No matter where we are or what we’re doing, we’ll officially be marathoners. We’re only 4 weeks away..
Marathon Training Plan
That’s my marathon training schedule. Now I just have to follow it, eat right, drink enough water, and make sure I don’t get sick. November is a scary month for people like me haha. And by ‘people like me’ I mean anemic vegetarians with a crappy immune system who lives in cold places, oh the joy. Anyway, I can’t wait to start writing about how my training is going. I’ll probably write a post about the marathon aswell to show you guys the course and all those fun things. I’ve decided this November is going to be the best November ever!

Are you a planner, or do you just run by feel?
Do you have any running related goals for November?

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10 Thoughts on “Marathon training schedule

  1. Looks like you have it all worked out. Some post marathon gelato sounds like a great celebration lol.

    Can you believe it, soon you will be…..drum roll please…..a MARATHONER!!!!!

  2. Cheryl on November 3, 2014 at 4:28 pm said:

    I like your “old school” pen and paper plan! I made mine that way too. Looks like a good guideline–just one month away!
    Get lots of Vitamin D! Stay healthy!

  3. I love how you are going to visualize your celebration gelato πŸ™‚ I may need to borrow that! I usually try to visualize myself finishing, but doing it with something yummy, even better. I usually take Zinc and try to eat nuts and pumpkin seeds when I need a boost. I only have a half marathon scheduled this month πŸ™‚

  4. Personally, I am a huge fan of physically writing out my schedule in a calender format and being able see my workouts ahead of time. I am not a spontaneous runner and need to mentally prepare for all of my workouts. Did you make this schedule on your own or did you follow a particular marathon plan? Do you do speed work or incorporate different training methods? Your tapering plan looks spot on! Can’t wait to hear how this training cycle goes.

    • Yes, I made it on my own πŸ™‚ I was looking at other plans first but I couldn’t find anything that suited me. So I just figured it would be better if I made one personally for myself. On days I feel like doing speed work I do that, on days I feel like doing something else I do that – it just depends on how I’m feeling that day πŸ™‚ Thank you πŸ˜€

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