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- - By neustkg (Important) Date 2009-12-02 2:05 PM
OK, so I've been running about 25 mpw consistently for 2 months and plan to keep up this type of schedule:  25-30mpw, 4-5 days a week through about March, then I want to gradually increase my mileage until about June (I'd like to be up to about 45mpw by Late May when I'll start a Marathon training program (looking at a 16 week program) for Boulder Marathon in Sept., 2010.  Right now, I'm running everything easy, trying to establish 25mpw for several months.  I have a 10 miler I run about every other week.  This is where I'm a little confused.  I'm a bit scattered on distance on other days.  I may run a 5 miler one day, a 6.5 miler another day, a 7 miler on another day, etc., but it isn't the same every week.  Right now, my shortest run is the 5 miler.  So my weekly running isn't that structured, I guess.

Can someone give me tips on what distances should be ran each day, which days (and distance) to run hard (I'm assuming one of these a week so far) and what distance and pace (compared to my other runs) should this hard run be?  Also, is it OK to add one day a week of speed work (Tempo, Fartlek, or track repeats)?

Can anyone give me some tips?
Parent - - By whollymoly (manliest boy) Date 2009-12-02 4:12 PM
Parent - - By neustkg (Important) Date 2009-12-03 12:57 PM
I thought you would have suggested this.
Parent - - By whollymoly (manliest boy) Date 2009-12-03 7:30 PM
just be thankful i didn't suggest this.
Parent - By neustkg (Important) Date 2009-12-04 8:49 AM
Parent - - By turkeyfoot Date 2009-12-02 4:21 PM
I'd say don't worry about it till you start into your 16 week cycle. Sounds like you're doing good right now, just keep it up and keep building your base. When you get a few weeks out of beginning your training cycle, start reading up on a couple different "plans". There's several out there. But my two quick off the cuff tips would be to run a shorter distance 3-4 miles the day before you do your long run, and then take a rest day the day after your long run. My personal experience was that I avoided injury and burnout a lot better when I also ran 4 days out of the week instead of 5.....Pete
Parent - By neustkg (Important) Date 2009-12-03 12:59 PM
Just hoping I can make it through December and January.  Temps. early this morning were 1 degree F.  It might warm above freezing early next week, though.  I think I'll bring my Concept II Rower upstairs and start using it again.  It probably won't help my running a lot, except to help me continue losing weight.
Parent - By whollymoly (manliest boy) Date 2011-08-31 3:58 PM
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