marathon training programme

marathon training programme

Post by Rick Ottoli » Thu, 19 Mar 1998 04:00:00


My recommendation:
Take one year to work up to 100 km of running per week, increasing
your average weekly running distance no more than 5 km / week per
month.
The run 100 km a week for at least a year.  I recommend a six day
weekly schedule 15,18,15,18,15,20-25,rest.  Then three months before
the marathon, every other week start increasing that long run 5 km
per time, e.g. 20,25,30,35, to 40 km.

In Americanese 100 km = 62 miles, 15 km = 9 miles, 40 km = 25 miles,
5 km = 3 miles.

(In my opinion, 3-6 month training programs from less than 50 km
a week are like binge diets- temporary and painful.)

 
 
 

marathon training programme

Post by M. Moble » Thu, 19 Mar 1998 04:00:00

The Galloway method is awesome.

Quote:

>Is there any shareware on marathon training schedules on the net?
>Next marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands
>Thanks.


 
 
 

marathon training programme

Post by Paul Fren » Wed, 25 Mar 1998 04:00:00

: My recommendation:
: Take one year to work up to 100 km of running per week...
: Then run 100 km a week for at least a year.

: (In my opinion, 3-6 month training programs from less than 50 km
: a week are like binge diets- temporary and painful.)

I'm surprised no one jumped on this.  For the average reader of this
newsgroup, this is overkill.  The basic qustion is "how much of your
potential are you striving for in your marathon attempt?"

What you've outlined is about what Glover has as the advanced marathoner
plan in _The New Competitive Runner's Handbook_.  If the goal is to run
a reasonably decent marathon, you don't need this level of training (or
dedication, which is harder to come by).

-pfrench

 
 
 

marathon training programme

Post by Ozzie Gonta » Sun, 29 Mar 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


> : My recommendation:
> : Take one year to work up to 100 km of running per week...
> : Then run 100 km a week for at least a year.

> : (In my opinion, 3-6 month training programs from less than 50 km
> : a week are like binge diets- temporary and painful.)

> I'm surprised no one jumped on this.  For the average reader of this
> newsgroup, this is overkill.  The basic qustion is "how much of your
> potential are you striving for in your marathon attempt?"

> What you've outlined is about what Glover has as the advanced marathoner
> plan in _The New Competitive Runner's Handbook_.  If the goal is to run
> a reasonably decent marathon, you don't need this level of training (or
> dedication, which is harder to come by). -pfrench

Yo Paul,

Haven't see you around for awhile.  Trust you are running well.  I missed
the original post.  Seems like my ISP cycles in a way that some of the
posts are not picked up.  Anyway, good to see you...in writing and wisdom.
Rick's approach or what I see of it above would be in line with Arthur
Lydiard who had people develop a base of 3+ years before starting any kind
of intense training.

--
In health and on the run,
Ozzie Gontang
Maintainer - rec.running FAQ
Director, San Diego Marathon Clinic, est. 1975

 
 
 

marathon training programme

Post by Paul Fren » Wed, 01 Apr 1998 04:00:00



: > : My recommendation:
: > : Take one year to work up to 100 km of running per week...
: > : Then run 100 km a week for at least a year.
: >
: > I'm surprised no one jumped on this.  For the average reader of this
: > newsgroup, this is overkill.  The basic qustion is "how much of your
: > potential are you striving for in your marathon attempt?"
: >

: Rick's approach or what I see of it above would be in line with Arthur
: Lydiard who had people develop a base of 3+ years before starting any kind
: of intense training.

Oh, I agree from the standpoint of attempting to race a serious
marathon.  I am constantly amazed at the number of people who want to
try a marathon as their first race, or within their first year of
running.  There's no question that Rick's suggestion would far better
prepare most runners for a quality marathon than what the vast majority
probably do.

Nevertheless, I still believe that for what many of the readers of this
group want, 60 miles a week for a year is too much to expect.  It is
thus likely to discourage people who have a goal of getting through a
marathon in a reasonable way, without hurting themselves or having it be
an unpleasant experience.

-pfrench