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:
xt = Cross Training
Tuesday = Speed Training.