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Training for first full marathon in fall

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I have done a number of half marathons but never a full one and i have never folowed a training scheduleTime is about 1:45 to 1:53 on the half. Can anyone recommend a training schedule for me to follow for the full. I have about 4 months to train.

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  • Portland Marathon offers an online schedule for around $35 or $40, can't remember. Claims you can go from zero to marathon in 4.5 months. I plan on purchasing it but haven't seen it yet.

    posted over 2 years ago

  • Your half pace/times are almost identical to mine and I've successfully used Runner's World's "Break 4:00 or Bust" plan in the past for two marathons. I can't seem to find it on their server for free; however, this site has a PDF of the plan:
    http://endurancesports1.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/break-4-marathon-plan.pdf
    Outside Magazine has also published a couple of good looking plans, though I've only used their half-marathon plans myself. Good luck!

    posted over 2 years ago

  • in reply to what Cindi B. said:Your half pace/times are almost identical to mine and I've successfully used Runner's World's "Break 4:00 or Bust" plan in the past for two marathons. I can't seem to find it on their server for free; however, this s... read more

    That's great. Thanks

    posted over 2 years ago

  • I have used Hal Higdon's work outs for the marathon a number of times. I would also recommend going to McMillan Running and entering your most recent 1/2 time into his calculator. It will not only give you a projected marathon time (kind of valuable), but also paces and times for all of the different types of workouts (long runs, tempo runs, repeat splits for a bunch of different distances). Those should not only give you a solid plan, but will also give you targets for the different runs. pay particular attention to the long run pace and the recovery run paces. you will be tempted to do both of these too fast. These paces will seem very slow, but trust me you will get through the program healthy and ready to race. Good Luck

    posted over 2 years ago

  • Paulie, I need you to coach me!!!!!

    posted over 2 years ago

  • Paul, that is great info. Thanks so much.

    posted over 2 years ago

  • Hi Richard - Ive heard great stuff about Hals plan. Im following the Running Rooms plan and plugged in my half time into the Marathon Guide online to guage a Marathon goal.
    Good luck! which one are you going for ? Im doing Scotiabank...

    posted over 2 years ago

  • in reply to what Honey Boo Boo said:Paulie, I need you to coach me!!!!!

    yes darling!

    posted over 2 years ago

  • Sarah,

    I am looking to do Scotiabank

    posted over 2 years ago

  • I used Hal Higdon's plan for the marathon I finished a week ago and loved it. Going to use his plan again for my next marathon. He has all different levels of plans.

    http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51135/Marathon-Training-Guide

    posted over 2 years ago

  • thanks Isaac

    posted over 2 years ago

  • http://smartcoach.runnersworld.com/smartcoach/ is what I've used for my past couple of marathons.

    posted over 2 years ago

  • in reply to what Reverend Run V. said:http://smartcoach.runnersworld.com/smartcoach/ is what I've used for my past couple of marathons.

    That's the smartest training-plan generator I've used. I just wish there was an easy way to export the plan to iCal.

    posted over 2 years ago

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