This is suggestion only. It's all theoretical, but this is what I would try to
All your higher intensity workouts should be concentrated on the run. Use your
swim and bike workouts as more of a recovery from these runs. In other words,
when you are in the water or on the bike, keep it easy, enjoy the sights, and
don't worry about how slow you're going. This will keep your body tuned to
these two disciplines during your marathon training. And since your swims
should always be low-intensity, I suggest you stress on technique at this
point of time. This won't wear you down physically, but should get you swimming
faster next year when concentrating for tris. It should also keep you ready
for those sprint tris this year also.
Focus your energy on the run, and recover with the swim and bike. Hopefully
that will get you ready to finsih Philly with a smile on your face. :-)
"Iron Pete" Priolo +--------+
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My name is Nate Llerandi. I am a former pro triathlete, newly retired, who now
coaches endurance athletes.
My suggestion would be to train for triathlons through your sprint season. the
cross-training will benefit your running without the added pounding. Then, 12
weeks out from the marathon, I would start increasing your running so that you
are running 5-6 days per week, and limit your swimming and cycling to 2
Build into longer runs by starting out on the bike for about an hour, then
getting off and immediately running for at least an hour. Gradually phase out
the biking part, so 4 weeks out from Philly, you peak with your longest run of
about 3 hours.
Taper it down from there to the race.
Hope this helps,