Sunday, July 8, 2012

RRT 126: July 11 at 8: Training For The Marathon

Listen to Episode 126

Joe Garland was joined by Craig MacFarlane and Pete Larson for an edition that eventually spoke about training for a marathon. But the conversation was more broad then that, and included some general training ideas as well as marathon-training thoughts. One thing all agreed on: training plans have so much in them that it may be a good idea to miss one or two week-ends. For recovering from a slight injury or just for a mental break. don't sweat that. A good training-plan mixes mileage -- we agreed that you need to get to 50/week -- with some speed work. But how one does it is individual. Run with a group with you can, run on a track if you want. For more, listen to the show. It's a little long and some technical trouble has a bit of nothing towards the end. But check it out.

We promised some plans. We'll post them shortly.

In the meantime, here's the RunWorks calculator (based on Daniels' Running Formula). And here's McMillan's similar one. And if there's one training-book to get, it's Daniels' Running Formula, even if you disagree with some of his thoughts.

The best way to map mileage: Gmaps-pedometer. Plug in your zip-code and go. Without the clutter of some similar sites.

Finally, Pete has a new book on running form: "Tread Lightly: Form, Footwear, and the Quest for Injury-Free Running". We spoke a bit about that. Check it out.