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u/zebano · 7 pointsr/running

What's your normal training schedule like? Are you comfortable running 30 miles a week? 40? Do you want a plan to finish a marathon or a plan that will kick your ass for 18 weeks and set you up to race a marathon to the best of your ability?

The two most common plans are found in books (check your library): Pfitzinger's Advanced Marathoning 18/55 (18 weeks, peak mileage of 55 miles in one week) plan always gets solid reviews but if you've run once I don't know that you're ready for it.

Haonson's Marathon Method has a few differences but their beginner plan is effectively 13 weeks long and goes from 39 miles up to 57. Technically it's 18 weeks with the first 5 taking you from 10 -> 39 miles of easy running per week but I've yet to hear from anyone who relied on that.

In the just getting it done department, there is always Higdon check out his intermediate plan for something that runs from 23 -43 miles per week if the Novice looks too easy.

u/incster · 6 pointsr/AdvancedRunning

Daniels' Running Formula

Pfitzinger's Advanced Marathoning

Hansons Marathon Method

I personally like Pfitzinger's book.

u/zorkmids · 6 pointsr/running

A 4-day training schedule?! Mine took 12 weeks! :-)

It's possible your pace was simply too high, causing you to deplete your glycogen stores. How did you choose your goal pace?

Did you refuel and rehydrate during your first marathon? Can you give details, e.g. how many gels or sports drinks you consumed during the race? A common recommendation is to take one gel per half hour if you're drinking water, or less if you're drinking sports drink.

What plan did you follow? What was your peak weekly mileage? Increasing your weekly mileage is the most straightforward way to improve marathon success. If you have time to run 5-6 days per week, check out the Hansons Method. They emphasize high mileage, but mostly easy runs.

u/roadnottaken · 5 pointsr/running

Two great books with excellent marathon training plans are:

u/Twyst · 2 pointsr/running

I used the Hanson Marathon Method (HMM) for my second marathon. I did a much longer breakdown of how it went and my previous training here:

TL;DR that long post: I didn't bonk at 16 and finished feeling as good as could be expected. After I found out there offered custom training schedule and such I started using their online coaching service. But, they've also published a book that I highly recommend.

u/Eibhlin_Andronicus · 2 pointsr/Fitness

No problem, you'll find a lot of people in the same boat as you (I sort-of was, once) on /r/advancedrunning, which is a really great sub with everyone from average runners who simply like following the sport, to sub-4 milers. Really excellent knowledge base there. You might also benefit from picking up a copy of a few running books, such as Daniels' Running Formula and Hanson's Marathon Method (valuable information here even if you don't have a marathon in mind). Both books include a lot of research, as well as training plans and information based on different coaching methods, both of which work well for different athletes.

No problem with waiting until January 2nd, but if between now and then you get the itch to run, I say just go with it.

u/my_bollocks · 2 pointsr/running

Check out Hansons Marathon Method.

Higher weekly mileage than your typical beginner program and a much shorter taper and you don't ever come close to the full marathon distance in training.

u/nmuncer · 1 pointr/firstmarathon

I would suggest that you use a plan, it will help you not overdo, something quite common when you start running.

I've used Hanson marathon program ( There's plenty of others

It has good info and the programs are achievable. In my case, I shaved off 30 minutes from my usual time on marathon. The biginner plan is good too

when you train for a marathon, the fact that you're fine to do more one day doesn't mean you should. It's a construction, you build up capacities, speed, strengh, endurance... Rest and easy days are part of your training.

For example, If you do an interval run, something that improve your maximum speed, the next day, you shouldn't do a long run, otherwise, you'll just hurt yourself. But instead, do an easy slow run

Also, if you have knee problems, check if your shoes are right for the job or if they're dead.

When I did my first race, I was 110kilos, my shoes were for some guy weighting 70... It didn't end well

u/desitroll · 1 pointr/90daysgoal

I follow the Hanson Running Method for Marathon based off

If anyone is interested to run a Marathon in less than 4:15:00 in April, can follow

The calendar is still WIP and will update with pace info in sometime, so downloading the iCal after a week will be more useful

u/kevindlv · 1 pointr/running

I used Hanson's to train for my first marathon. I thought it was a good plan and would recommend it. You can find the basic plan outlines online but I'd recommend reading the entire book as they go into the individual workouts in more detail.

u/grimatongueworm · 1 pointr/running

Long Slow Distance burns a higher percentage of body fat as fuel.

NOTE: I did NOT say "Burns ONLY stored body fat as fuel." At 60% V02 max, your body utilizes stored fat for 45% of it's fuel vs 55% carbs. At 80% VO2 max, your body relies much more stored muscle glycogen: 75% vs only 25% stored fat.

Which makes sense. The more intense the run, the quicker the muscles need fuel so the body utilizes a higher percentage of easy to reach glycogen. For slower, less intense run, the body can utilize more fat for fuel.

Taken from the Hansons Marathon Method

u/Kingcanute99 · 1 pointr/running

You're probably OK distance-wise, you need speed.

I would find the lowest-level plan you can that includes some speedwork.

I like Hanson's: