Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Philadelphia Marathon Training Schedule

Here is my Philadelphia Marathon Training schedule.
It is a Liberman based schedule, that I am using.

I have been told that it is pretty aggressive for a 1st timer, but what the heck.
I picked the Liberman Schedule II, since I have a decent mileage base, and would like to finish in the 4 - 4.5 hour range.
I checked out a bunch of different approaches to training, and the look of this program, and the number of days running looked to work out best for me.


When it comes to the longer 22+ mile runs, late in the training program, I might scale those back to around 20 or so. I don't want to burn myself out. I will look at those, and see how I feel.

So check out the program, and let me know if I am out of my mind.


Progman2000 said...

Does Liberman say anything about what pace you should be running these runs at? My original reaction when I saw you posting about some of your training runs is that you are running your weekly stuff kind of fast based on a 4-4.5 marathon goal. I didn't see anything about pacing on his plan (granted, I didn't comb his entire site either).

FLYERS26 said...

I really didn't see anything about pace.
I have tried to get to the 9-10 min pace, but on the shorter runs, I haven't been able to run slower.
I've been following the mileage plan, and running at a comfortable pace. My hope is that I am not running to fast now, and will burn myself out, come Oct & Nov.

Progman2000 said...

I hear you - my biggest problem is throttling down the pace. Mileage wise, Liberman's plan looks like Higdon's. Higdon would have you doing your weekly stuff easy (9.30?) and then have the day before the long run be at marathon pace (8:50 - 9:00?). Or you could just say screw it and run!

Darrell said...

I've used this mileage plan with much success for most of my marathons. Pacing is an issue but there is enough info out there to make of for the lack of pacing info here. You can always use one of more of the midweek mileage goals and combine it with speedwork or tempo runs to achieve your marathon goal.