07 Feb 2012

12 Week Marathon Training Schedule – Week 1 and 2

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The Countdown Begins…

london-marathon-training-scheduleI’m Chris Mooney from the Orbana office and having just had my place confirmed in the London marathon on Sunday 22nd April 2012, I have just 12 weeks to get myself in marathon shape!

I’ll be raising money on behalf of Mencap, who do fantastic work in partnership with people who have learning disabilities. To sponsor me check out my JustGiving page.

My Marathon Goal

Having run a couple of marathons previously I have set myself the goal of running the London marathon in under 3 hours 30 minutes. It’s a hard target, but with the right training (and nutritional help from Orbana!) it’s a target I’m sure I can achieve!

Train For Your Marathon With Me

I’ll be following a 12 week marathon training programme devised by the world renowned distance runner – and Orbana Training Coach – Bruce Tulloh. There’s no one with more knowledge out there on how to train for a marathon, so I’m in good hands.

My training schedule is specifically devised to achieve a sub 3 hours 30 minutes marathon time and is suitable for anyone – beginners and intermediates – if you also have this aim.

Every 2 weeks I’ll be posting a new blog letting you all know how training’s been going; the ups and downs and also my training schedule for the next 2 weeks. So here’s what the first 2 weeks of marathon training looks like. Let’s get running!

12 Week Marathon Training Schedule Week 1 and 2

Week 1

Aim: for 40–45miles this week

Mon: 5 miles easy

Tue: 2 miles easy, 3 miles Fartlek, 1 mile jog

Wed: 6–7 miles steady

Thu: Warm-up, 4 x 5 mins threshold, 2 mins jog recovery, warm down

Fri: Rest or 30 mins easy

Sat: 6 miles steady, off road

Sun: 10 miles, starting slow, finishing faster

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Week 2

Aim: for 45–50 miles this week

Mon: 5 miles easy

Tue: Run to hill, 8 x 40 secs fast uphill, jog back

Wed: 6–7 miles steady

Thu: Warm-up, 10 mins threshold, 2 x 5 mins threshold, 3 mins jog recovery

Fri: Rest or 30 mins jog

Sat: 8 miles steady, off road

Sun: 12–13 miles endurance run

Get all the week by week training schedules here.

I’ll be taking 3 scoops (or one packet) or Orbana with 250 ml of water 20 minutes before every training session to ensure I’ve got the sustained energy I need to power through, and aid my recovery! Find out more about Orbana’s ingredients and the benefits of healthy energy.

For the full training plan and training plans for different distances from Bruce Tulloh please visit his website – http://www.tullohbooks.com.