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Training to get ready for my marathon training plan

Friday, December 14, 2012

Earlier this year I jogged in the Maple Grove Half Marathon (Minnesota), after which a friend of mine persuaded me to join him at the Grandma's Marathon in northern Minnesota (Two Harbors to Duluth) in June of 2013. I downloaded the marathon training plan from the Grandma's site, but the issue is that I have to train in order to get ready for the training plan!

They start you off slow as far as daily miles go, but they have you jogging/running six days per week, and right now there's no way I could do that. So two weeks ago I started a modified form of the CP25K plan which has me jogging three days per week and walking one. I've also been riding my bike (on my indoor trainer) five to six days per week just to get myself ready for the rigors of daily cardio.

I have about ten weeks before the actual training plan begins so I'll be ready, but I find it funny that I have to train in order to get ready to train! For today, a day off of jogging, and either one or two 45 minute sessions on the bike depending on how much time I have.

Well, glory to God, blessings to you all, hope you have a great day!
Charlie
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RUN4FOOD 12/14/2012 9:50AM

    Hope your pre-training and training go well, good luck.
If you want to look around there are other marathon training programs that have you running 3 or 4 days a week. 6 days a week is a tough schedule.

Have fun with your first one.

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BILL60 12/14/2012 9:47AM

    Hang in there. I know that you'll come through, in the end. You're a tough Dude.

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RJSAMS 12/14/2012 9:00AM

    Good for you! If you are in the Cities, the MDRA (MN Distance Runners) has a marathon training class starting in Feb that preps for Grandmas.

I am doing the Garry Bjorklund half, but my daughter wants to do Grandmas. So I will be there cheering you on!

Way to go!

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