Then, I was going to start the Pfitzinger 18/55 (18 weeks with peak MPW @ 55) plan on the week of 10/15/ and follow that to my marathon. Pfitzinger has 12 week marathon programs. He’s got a 12/55 plan that I’ve seen people have a lot of success with. But why not push off the race. Also, what is the experience with the 12, 18 or 24 week approach. Followed 18 week 55mi plan for first marathon and ran on moderately.

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I love the Pfitz plan. I think your biggest risk is running the first 6 – 8 weeks of build up at 25mpw intensity and get hurt. I used it for a previous marathon and felt completely prepared for the race.

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That pfitz half plan does sound like it might fit closer to what you’re looking for. I agree with just about everyone else Pesto I am currently working on my Ph. Visit all of our recurring threads. My stretch goal is a 1: I used this program for my first marathon and was very happy with the result.

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Speed Vo2Max Speed intervals are bursts of m to m done at 5k race pace. My tri season ended with Vineman I used the 70 mile 12 week version as the main basis for my training, I kept the mileage and the structure pretty much as is but the biggest changes I made were as follows:.

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Also to note, I’ve gone low 1: For example if choosing an up to 70 mile, you should already be running miles per week. My hamstring injury popped up in March, I kept in gentle until June and then still had the base to run a I love running because its a great way for me to clear my mind and literally think about nothing. Post 14 of 14 views. The only issue I had was doing shorter speed work at the end of the plan rather than the beginning like the s and s are all in the last month.

It depends on how you are feeling on long runs. Since the plan it’s gone 2: Like close to half as much total hours. There is no plan called A in the 3rd edition. Other areas of interest A word about doubles Something that surprised me was that Pete does not recommend doing doubles unless you are routinely running over 70 miles per week. The first phase is the Endurance phase, the second phase is the Lactate Threshold and Endurance and the third phase the Race Preparation stage.

If you feel like miles is a piece of cake, 12 weeks is plenty.

Yeah, but I ran 2: I went from a 4: Nevermind, I just saw the weekly training thread. Medium long runs — These serve to reiterate the training effects of long runs, however are not quite as long, usually miles. Put on 40lbs couldn’t even strength train during the down time but my legs came back slowly once I was able to get going again.


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If you have 3 weeks before you are 18 weeks out, try the first 3 weeks before diving into the full 18 weeks. Quite a few friends llan asked for the plan afterwards and they have all loved it too. Yes, this would be my first marathon attempt. Thanks for the input. Sometimes you can feel pfitzingre from the running community if your goal race is a little off sync with the race that your buddies are doing.

I am sure there is quite a bit of running with that one! Naturally, running comes to mind. Talk about an aggressive plan!

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This is another feature of the plan that I find particularly attractive. This thread is a monster help for me While I’ve been a recreational runner for about 20 years, I really started training about 9 months ago – using a 20 week plan devised by a local running coach. Which half marathon plan are you using? I decided to pfitzzinger this blog in case it helps anyone, as with my other blogs.