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MISHELLY Posts: 13
12/1/11 5:58 P

Thank you to everyone who replied! Very much appreciated. emoticon

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12/1/11 4:43 P

get runkeeper.com app on iphone or andriod

register on the site

go to fitness class section

choose run a marathon

choose the goal you have and the coach you want (Galloway in one) : to complete, under 4 hours, etc.

purchase the class you decide on

all workouts will then be downloaded to your phone!

Jeff

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SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,228
12/1/11 4:35 P

For an anti-recommendation, I've heard that the interactive plans from SmartCoach at runnersworld are not good.

I used Higdon for the half and it worked for me. Doing my first full next year in November, considering using one of his plans for that as well.

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THATHOTRUNRGRL Posts: 227
12/1/11 1:41 P

I loved the less-is-more running plan; I used it to train for three marathons. You can find an article about it on runnersworld.com but there is also a book.

BLONDIEGRRL Posts: 1,174
11/30/11 4:26 P

I'm running my first marathon in May, too. You totally kicked my butt on the half marathon time, lol. I'm about 10 minutes behind you.

I can't remember where I got my marathon training plan ... I *think* it was from Runner's World. I know it's a 16-week plan that goes up to 20 miles and then tapers off in the three weeks leading up to the race.

Good luck with your race!

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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,119
11/30/11 1:58 P

I'd agree that you have a great base to begin training for a marathon. Check out the training plans at www.runnersworld.com. (They include the Hal Higdon plans mentioned below.) Also consider looking for a training group in your area- I find it much easier to train for marathons with a group vs. trying to do it alone :)

Good luck!

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11/30/11 12:44 P

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Higdon Novice 1 or 2. Maybe even intermediate 1.

You have a good base.

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MISHELLY Posts: 13
11/30/11 12:40 P

Hi-

If anyone has any suggestions on the best training plan to use for a first time marathoner, I'd really appreciate it (Higdon, Galloway, etc).

I have run a half-marathon in the past (right before getting pregnant with DS#2) with a time of 2:09, and have run a few 5K's and one 10K.

I am currently running 20-25 mpw. I currently run 4 days/week and cross train 1 day/week on the elliptical.

I will be running my first marathon in early May.


Michelle

I'm running my first marathon in 2012 to support the Animal Rescue League of Western PA - please help out the animals by visiting my fundraising page @ http://www.active.com/donate/PawsoverPitts
burgh/mishelly

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urgh/mishelly
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