My 16 week plan for the Boston Marathon started this week. I am really looking forward to training for a marathon. Originally my goal was to PR in Boston and hopefully run 3:30. I just haven’t been running that fast lately and I don’t think I can get too much faster in the next 16 weeks. My goal for Boston is to have a controlled run and do it in 4:00. I think this is achievable so my goal marathon pace will be 9:00 min/ mile.
I am using the FIRST plan which is good for me because it is only three runs a week and allows for cross training. The general weekly plan is:
Monday : Swim
Tuesday: Run (speed work)
Wednesday: Rest day
Thursday: Bike (trainer ride)
Friday: Run (tempo)
Saturday: Bike (trainer) and Swim
Sunday: Run (long run)
I will need to find a way to get some longer bike rides in as well so I can start ramping up for Challenge Penticton training which will start shortly after Boston is done. I have very limited time for running so this will be interesting.
**And week one will be a little interesting because I am doing this on Saturday and Sunday!