I’ve run three marathons with the same plan, so why break the streak? This is the Non-Runner’s Marathon Trainer schedule, which is probably about the minimum mileage possible. Because I’m such a slow runner, that helps keep the time commitment reasonable. And I’m not aiming for a PR… I don’t think I’ll ever break 5 hours again, but if I could at least beat my New York Marathon time (5:19), that would be fantastic.
I would love to fit some races into the training schedule. Bridge of Flowers, normally in August, hasn’t announced a date yet. Update 8/5: cancelled, may never happen again! The Frozen Yogurt 5K is only tentatively set for 8/27, so I didn’t put that in yet. Update 8/5: Frozen Yogurt is virtual again, which I’m not thrilled about, and is giving out a coupon for the brand Yasso instead of local Go-Berry, which I hate, but since I ran it virtually before I will again. I see that Impact Racing is currently holding some of their annual events but at different times. Also the registration fees have gone way up, which shouldn’t be a surprise I suppose. I went ahead and signed up for the Black Birch 10-miler (only the second time it’s been held and will be new to me) and the Fort Hill 5K (ran once in 2019).
My current mileage is only about 8-10/week so I’ll start ramping up soon (targets 10 miles week of 5/24, 11 week of 5/31, 12 week of 6/7, 13 week of 6/14, 14 week of 6/21).
|date (Mon)||Weekday 1||Weekday 2||Weekday 3||Sun||Total|
|week 1||Jun 21||3||3||3||6||15|
|week 2||Jun 28||3||4||3||6||16|
|week 3||Jul 5||3||4||3||7||17|
|week 4||Jul 12||3||5||3||8||19|
|week 5||Jul 19||3||5||3||10||21|
|week 6||Jul 26||4||5||4||11||24|
|week 7||Aug 2||4||6||4||12||26|
|week 8||Aug 9||4||6||4||14||28|
|week 9||Aug 16||1 + Frozen Yogurt 5K||7||4||16||31|
|week 10||Aug 23||5||8||5||16||34|
|week 11||Aug 30||5||8||5||16||34|
|week 12||Sep 6||5||18||5||Black Birch 10||38|
|week 13||Sep 13||5||8||5||18||36|
|week 14||Sep 20||5||8||2 + Meadows Run 5K||9||27|
|week 15||Sep 27||3||5||8||Fort Hill 5K||19|
|week 16||Oct 4||3||walk 3||26.2||29.2|