My Paris Marathon Training Plan

Hello all,

I haven’t written for a while because I’ve been so busy! I have been working out at the gym before work, as well as doing a long run each weekend (apart from the weekend before last, when I simply couldn’t be bothered). Anyway, I’m still on 10 miles as my top, but I’m happy sticking with that for a while.

My Marathon Training Plan

I just wanted some feedback about my proposed marathon training plan (constantly changing…). This is on a two-week rota, so here it is:

Monday: GYM – interval training 1 hour
Tuesday: rest
Wednesday: GYM – 10k running or more
Thursday: rest
Friday: GYM – interval training 1 hour
Saturday: rest
Sunday: big long outdoors run – push to the limit!

Monday: rest
Tuesday: GYM – interval training 1 hour
Wednesday: rest
Thursday: GYM – 1/2 interval training, 1/2 full run
Friday: rest
Saturday: big long outdoors run
Sunday: rest

… and so on, and so forth…

I started this last week, and actually did three 10k runs over the week (I am now going to vary it with interval training) as well as 10 miles outside on Sunday. Getting up at 5am to go to the gym is not fun when it’s so cold, but I soon warm up!

What do you think of my training plan? I’d love some input from other marathon runners!

PS: If you’re wanting an update on Purple Toenail-Gate, yes – they are still purple…

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6 thoughts on “My Paris Marathon Training Plan

  1. I’ll be following your Paris Marathon journey with interest – I’m planning to run it in 2014 (giving myself a year off from marathons in 2013 to work on bringing my 5k,10k and HM times down).

    I had a horribly bruised toenail after a 20 mile run in March this year … it fell off and has only JUST grown back to proper length 😦 Hope yours is not that bad!

    • Thanks Jules! I’m having a bit of a break from training this week because I just haven’t felt like it, but I’m sure I’ll get back on track before too long!! How long did you take to train? I have done 10 miles so far in one go. Thanks for your comment πŸ™‚

  2. I ran my first marathon in September (Loch Ness) and have signed up for Paris 2013 as well! It’s good to see other people in the same boat. πŸ™‚
    My toenail went black before the marathon, and remained so for weeks. I finally lost the toenail a few weeks ago. Bruised and battered toenails are just a part of running, I guess!
    As far as your training plan, I don’t see anything particularly wrong with it (but I kind of used my own slapdash plan this year). I’m not even beginning to think about marathon training until January, and sticking to enjoying running for fun this month. πŸ™‚

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