4 day marathon training plan?

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by Mike » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 01:01:50


Anyone out there following a 4 day per week marathon training plan? I'd be
interested in the details if so.

Thanks.
Mike Lazenby

 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by Leo » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 01:13:33

Go to runnersworld.com and look for the Hal Higdon (sp)
link.  His beginner marathon program is 4 days a week.
Quote:

> Anyone out there following a 4 day per week marathon training plan? I'd be
> interested in the details if so.

> Thanks.
> Mike Lazenby


 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by Mike » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 02:20:30

The Hal Higdon plans only go to half-marathon and that 4 day plan is a
finish-only oriented plan. I am looking for something oriented towards a time
goal.



Quote:
>Go to runnersworld.com and look for the Hal Higdon (sp)
>link.  His beginner marathon program is 4 days a week.


 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by Doug Burk » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 02:42:22

Quote:

> Anyone out there following a 4 day per week marathon training plan? I'd be
> interested in the details if so.

> Thanks.
> Mike Lazenby

Mike:  Don't know exactly what you mean by "4 days". Do you mean running four
days a week and doing some crosstraining other times or just training four
days a week and idle the other three?
 I trained for a time goal marathon (shot for under four hours) by only
running four days a week, crosstraining two days and resting one day. It
worked really well for me and I accomplished time goal by a comfortable
margin.
Doug Burke
 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by Robert Steva » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 01:49:59

Quote:

>Go to runnersworld.com and look for the Hal Higdon (sp)
>link.  His beginner marathon program is 4 days a week.

Yep, you can get it at halhigdon.com or at the Chicago Marathon web
site, too. I used it for my first (and only, so far) marathon. I ran
3:46 in Portland 2001.

-- Robert

 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by Leo » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 03:37:19

No...Hal DOES have a four day FULL marathon program.
It IS "finish" oriented.
If you have a sub 4 goal in mind and have never trained
for a full marathon, a 4 day plan may not suit your needs.
A great deal of that is your experience and current base.

I know people first timers that use HH 4 day program just
to finish (like me).  I also know sub 3:30 thoners that use
it.  They are gifted.  They "know" which runs to use as
tempo, which to use as speed.

Quote:

> The Hal Higdon plans only go to half-marathon and that 4 day plan is a
> finish-only oriented plan. I am looking for something oriented towards a time
> goal.



>>Go to runnersworld.com and look for the Hal Higdon (sp)
>>link.  His beginner marathon program is 4 days a week.

 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by Mike » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 05:16:09

Yes, that's exactly what I'm after. I'm going to look at the halhigdon.com
site as suggested.
Thanks.
 Do you mean running four
Quote:
>days a week and doing some crosstraining other times or just training four
>days a week and idle the other three?
> I trained for a time goal marathon (shot for under four hours) by only
>running four days a week, crosstraining two days and resting one day. It
>worked really well for me and I accomplished time goal by a comfortable
>margin.
>Doug Burke

 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by RWalte » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 10:55:42

Quote:
>Subject: 4 day marathon training plan?

>Date: Thu, Dec 5, 2002 8:01 AM

>Anyone out there following a 4 day per week marathon training plan? I'd
>be
>interested in the details if so.

>Thanks.
>Mike Lazenby

        I run 3-4 days per week, and have averaged 3:30 for my last 3 marathons.  I'd
like to run more often, but I have problems running on long work days.  On the
days I do run, I tend to do longer distances.  I almost always  do a 10 -14
mile run on Saturday, which I do consistently throughout the year.  For
marathon training I do another 8-14 miles on Sunday (back to back long runs)
and then 10-20 miles on Tuesday.  Any additional runs tend to be 3-4 mile jogs.

        For me, I think the most important thing helping me run long on short mileage
is the consistent long run on Saturdays.  I basically do a 10-14 mile run every
weekend throughout the year, so ramping up to marathon distance is not that big
a jump.

Robert Walter,  CA

 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by Mike » Sat, 07 Dec 2002 22:51:28

Yikes! So that's up to 48 miles in 4 days. That's some serious mileage.


Quote:

> I almost always  do a 10 -14
>mile run on Saturday, which I do consistently throughout the year.  For
>marathon training I do another 8-14 miles on Sunday (back to back long runs)
>and then 10-20 miles on Tuesday.

>Robert Walter,  CA

 
 
 

4 day marathon training plan?

Post by RWalte » Sun, 08 Dec 2002 11:50:54

Quote:
>Subject: Re: 4 day marathon training plan?

>Date: Fri, Dec 6, 2002 5:51 AM

>Yikes! So that's up to 48 miles in 4 days. That's some serious mileage.



>> I almost always  do a 10 -14
>>mile run on Saturday, which I do consistently throughout the year.  For
>>marathon training I do another 8-14 miles on Sunday (back to back long
>runs)
>>and then 10-20 miles on Tuesday.

>>Robert Walter,  CA

- - or 28 miles if you use the low end of the ranges (not so serious mileage)
(;-)

Robert Walter,  CA