The NYC Marathon training plan

Is marathon training really starting all over again?

Yup. Damn you, NYC Marathon lottery.

The goal: A 4:15 or so marathon that’s strong, fun and evenly paced.

The plan: 4 runs a week, 1 strength-training session a week, 1 60 minute yoga session a week.

Training will begin on Sunday, July 20. Until then, I want to stay loose and stay in shape.

I need to remember: To foam roll and stretch more.

The races:

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I am so glad Midsummer’s Night Run is back on the spit!

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I’ve run the island twice before as part of the Island Girl Half-Marathon relay with Jill, but have never done this race. Looking forward to it!

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Andie and I agreed that a half-marathon in late September would be good training. Since the boyfriend’s parents live in Oakville, this is an easy solution! (Word on the Street is the same day, but I think I can do both – this race has a 7:45am start.)

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I still find it ridiculous and amazing this is actually happening. I just hope I don’t hate running once it’s all over.



2 thoughts on “The NYC Marathon training plan

  1. Hannah says:

    Damn you, Erin Balser. I have been waiting so long for this NYC marathon update. And now your update after this is about your new phone? You gotta be kidding me. Give me the real boring details. Or at leas email that stuff to me. Because this stuff is going to get CRAZY.

    Also. I still check this blog every day.

    • Erin says:

      HAHAHA. I haven’t started training yet – what else am I supposed to write about?

      I have big plans though, Hannah Classen. Big plans. Like being a better blogger for NYC training.


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