As I head towards Chester Marathon I’m currently in week seven of the multiple marathon training plan that I’m following. I’ve been following these plans since Manchester Marathon in the build up to my Marathon leg in The Lakesman and now into Chester.
The plan is adapted slightly from an original plan by Pfitzinger and Douglas from their book Advanced Marathoning.
This week is as follows:
Monday – Rest Day
Tuesday – 8 Miles with 10 x 100m strides
Wed – 12 Miles easy pace
Thurs – 4 Miles recovery pace
Fri – 9 Miles with 5 Miles @ 15k to Half Marathon Race Pace
Saturday – 5 Miles with 6 x 100m strides
Sunday – 16 Miles Long Run
It might seem like there’s a lot going on but I honestly can’t fault the training. It’s getting my speed and distance up at exactly the right point so when I arrive on race day I should feel like I can achieve the goal time I’ve set myself.