Marathon Training 2009 Recap

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Hello Everyone,

I finished my first marathon of the season. It was completed on sub-4.  The training season 2009 was completed as well.  Now, the racing season starts!! I plan to run 6 marathons in total this season.

Here is the recap of my marathon training of 2009.  This season, I ran only 3 days a week. I ran on a 4th day only when I was running a race.  The plan was simple: 3+ miles, 4+ miles, and 13+ long miles during the weekend. For a few weeks, I ran twice a day. Due to my schedule, I was not able to keep it up. I also completed four 20+ miles.

Running only 3 days a week, I was able to get a lot of rest. The weekend long runs were fun. I was not away from my family too much.  Most of my long runs were during the hot summer months with a early start. I really enjoyed the summer training. Event though it was hot, the days were very long.

Here is my actual marathon training log:

Week Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Total
1 rest 0 4.5 3 rest 18 0 25.5
2 rest 3.75 xt 6 rest rest 14.1 23.85
3 rest 3.75 xt 4.5 rest rest 20 28.25
4 rest 3.75 xt 0 rest 5.1 7 15.85
5 rest 4.75 xt 4.5 rest rest 18 27.25
6 rest 4 xt   rest 6.2 13 23.2
7 rest 5 xt 10.5 rest rest 22 37.5
8 rest 0 xt 10.5 rest 3.1 15.5 29.1
9 rest 5 xt 5 rest rest 19.1 29.1
10 rest 5 xt 9.5 rest 3.1 13 30.6
11 xt xt 5.5 9.5 rest rest 22.5 37.5
12 rest 5 xt 0 9 rest 17 31
13 rest 0 xt 0 rest rest 0 0
14 rest 5 xt 5.2 rest rest 24 34.2
15 xt 5 xt 4.5 rest rest 13 22.5
16 rest 5 xt 4.5 rest rest 13 22.5
17 xt 3 xt 4.5 rest rest 6 13.5
18 xt 0 xt rest travel rest 26.2 26.2
            Total   457.6

xt = Cross Training

Tuesday = Speed Training.

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