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Marathon Training Plan--Week One

Monday, February 18, 2013

Well, here we go! Had a good week last week, and now the first week of the marathon training plan begins. I took this from the event site and modified it according to my needs, so with that here's the plan for this week:

Event: Grandma's Marathon (Two Harbors to Duluth, Minnesota)

Date: June 22, 2013

Goal: To finish in 5 hours or less

Week One Plan:
Monday--Day Off (always good to start training with a break!)
Tuesday--Walk 2 miles, full-body workout
Wednesday--Jog 3 miles
Thursday--Walk 2 miles, full-body workout
Friday--Jog 3 miles
Saturday--Walk 2 miles, full-body workout
Sunday--Jog 4 miles

Well, that's it, and now the trick is to pull the trigger! I look forward to a good week. I will not be pushing too hard this week as I'm pretty out of shape, but as I've said for years, "consistency is more important than intensity."

Hope you all have a great day!
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  • BILL60
    Great goal!! And sounds like you have a plan. With your experience, the execution of the plan should not be a problem. The very best to you.
    1917 days ago
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  • FRAN0426
    Sounds like a great plan--even keeping is slowly this week. Enjoy the training and good luck with the marathon in June.
    1918 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan. Keep your eye on the goal and throughout the process, listen to your body. Good luck with your training!
    1918 days ago
  • DAWN14163
    That looks a manageable first week. Good luck with the training!
    1918 days ago
  • KA_JUN
    Grandma's, nice! Ease back into it and be mindful of too heavy a load too early to prevent injury. Best wishes on your training!
    1918 days ago
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