For those of you who train for half or full marathons, 3 days just doesn't seem like much running, especially for the marathon. How many miles do you run vs. hours lifting or cross training?
Jennifer - I think IIRC, you did quite well on a schedule with less running as well, competitively? What do you do besides run?
That said, I'm pretty sure I would still have to log a significant amount of miles to run the kind of races the way I want to run them. Just curious as to how others mix & match.
I'm currently training for marathon #4, I'm not the fastest runner, so you can take my advice or leave it.
This time I'm running T/W/Th/Sa/Su with full body weights on Monday and rest on Friday. Runs are roughly short/medium/short/medium/long.
This is the same as what I did for marathon #3, and shaved nearly 30 minutes off my time. But, like I said, I'm a slower runner, so 30 mins isn't as huge as it sounds. Last go around, I occasionally subbed in a circuit for the full body weights, depending on my mood. I did easy weights (PushPull/Supersets) for the last month just to lessen the risk of injury or doing something stupid to myself so close to race day.
The 1st two marathons I did, were running on T/W/Th/Sa and then I would try to stick in either 2 upper/lower splits, normally lower on Monday and upper on Friday and non-running cardio on Sunday. That was a lot to do in a week, especially as the runs got longer. When I trained for my first, I was also wrapping up the last couple weeks of STS, but at least the runs were shorter.
I've discovered that as the miles get longer, I have to have the rest day, and by trying to cram too much in and do it all, I end up worn out and cranky. The problem is, there is so much I want to do!!!!
I'm training for my first marathon (yikes!) and I'm not sure how to incorporate Cathe into it.
I run 4 days a week and each week the miles go up, as does the time.
Can anyone recommend a good rotation to go with running?