Marathon Training

My marathon training plan is based off of Hal Higdon’s Marathon Training Novice 1. Hal’s plan is only 18 weeks, but since I tend to injure myself (and actually injured myself playing soccer during week 7) I gave myself an extra 6 weeks. I am glad I did, because that injury set me back 4 weeks. My goal for the race was to:

  1. Finish the race
  2. Finish within 5 hours

I didn’t quite finish in 5 hours because of the heat. It was around 60 degrees when I started the race and by the time I got close to the finish it felt like it was in the 90’s. The last 6 miles I stopped eating, and got sick stopped at an aid station to drink some Powerade. I knew I was SO close to the finish, and ended up finishing in 5:43.

Marathon Training Week 1

Marathon Training Week 2

Marathon Training Week 3

Marathon Training Week 4

Marathon Training Week 5

Marathon Training Week 6

Marathon Training Week 7

Marathon Training Week 8

Marathon Training Week 9

Marathon Training Week 10

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Marathon Training Week 21

Marathon Training Week 22

Marathon Training Week 23

Marathon Training Week 24 + Race

Huntsville Marathon Race Recap