Erin’s Marathon Training Plan

I am running the Goodlife Toronto Marathon on May 6, 2012 — my first marathon EVER! Uh oh. Here’s the training plan.

This plan is an adaptation of the Hal Higdon Novice II Marathon plan, the Around the Bay 30k training plan and the desire to do include more yoga in my routine. Variety, people! It keeps things fresh. Or at least, less monotonous.

 

Week

Mon

Tues

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Sat

Sun

Total

Jan 2-8

6k

6k

5k/yoga

8k

rest

5k

10k

yoga (opt)

40k

Jan 9-15

yoga

6k

5k/yoga

9k

rest

8k

12k

yoga (opt)

40k

Jan 16-22

yoga

8k

5k/yoga

9k

rest

8k

15k

yoga (opt)

45k

Jan 23-29

yoga

8k

6k/yoga

10k

rest

8k

18k

yoga (opt)

50k

Jan 30-Feb 5

yoga

8k

6k/yoga

10k

rest

8k

20k

yoga (opt)

50k

Feb 6-12

yoga

10k

5k/yoga

10k

rest

10k

22k

yoga (opt)

55k

Feb 13-19

yoga

10k

5k/yoga

10k

rest

10k

25k

yoga (opt)

55k

Feb 20-26

yoga

12k

6k/yoga

12k

rest

10k

28k

yoga (opt)

60k

Feb 27-Mar 4

yoga

12k

6k/yoga

12k

rest

10k

30k

yoga (opt)

65k

Mar 5-11

yoga

12k

6k/yoga

12k

rest

10k

25k

yoga (opt)

65k

Mar 12-18

yoga

12k

6k/yoga

12k

rest

10k

20k

yoga (opt)

60k

Mar 19-25

yoga

10k

5k/yoga

5k

rest

yoga

Around the Bay 30k

50k

Mar 26-Apr 1

rest

yoga

8k

12k

rest

10k

20k

yoga (opt)

45k

Apr 2-8

yoga

12k

6k/yoga

12k

rest

Harry’s Spring Run-Off 8k

25k

yoga (opt)

38k

Apr 9-15

yoga

12k

6k/yoga

12k

rest

10k

30k

yoga (opt)

65k

Apr 16-22

yoga

10k

5k/yoga

12k

rest

5k

Toronto Yonge Street 10k

yoga (opt)

42k

Apr 23-29

yoga

8k

5k/yoga

9k

rest

8k

15k

yoga (opt)

45k

Apr 30-May 6

rest

8k

 yoga

8k

rest

yoga

Marathon!!!