Weekly Schedule

2017 Marathon Training Schedule - Week 5
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
May 20
Sun
May 21
Mon
May 22
Tue
May 23
Wed
May 24
Thu
May 25
Fri
May 26
Start
Time
Sat
May 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Blue 7:30AM 10 MILES OFF 40 min 45 min OFF 50 min/tempo OFF 7:30AM 8 MILES
Green 7:30AM 10 MILES OFF 40 min 45 min OFF 50 min/tempo OFF 7:30AM 8 MILES
Yellow 7:30AM 6 MILES OFF 35 min 35 min OFF 40 min/tempo OFF 7:30AM 7 MILES
Red 7:30AM 6 MILES OFF 30 min 30 min OFF 35 min/tempo OFF 7:30AM 7 MILES
Purple 7:30AM 6 MILES OFF 30 min 30 min OFF 35 min OFF 7:30AM 7 MILES
2017 Half Training Schedule - Week 5
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
May 20
Sun
May 21
Mon
May 22
Tue
May 23
Wed
May 24
Thu
May 25
Fri
May 26
Start
Time
Sat
May 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Orange 7:30AM 4 MILES OFF 25 30 OFF 20 OFF 7:30AM 5 MILES
Tangerine 7:30AM 5 MILES OFF 25 30 OFF 20 OFF 7:30AM 6 MILES
Purple 7:30AM 4 MILES OFF 25 30 OFF 20 OFF 7:30AM 5 MILES

Color Group Training Pace:

Blue < 8 min/mile
Green 8 - 9 min/mile
Yellow 9 – 10:30 min/mile
Red 10:30 – 13:30 min/mile
Purple Walkers 14-20 min/mile
Orange
Tangerine
Purple

Glossary

Speed Work
“8×30-30” means “30 seconds fast, 30 seconds slow, eight times in a row.”

After a thorough warm-up, run for 30 seconds at about 90-95% intensity, then do a 30-second recovery jog. Make sure that you don’t slow down during the workout, so you are running your last 30 seconds about as fast or even a little faster than your first 30 seconds. Run on a soft surface if you can, rather than on concrete or asphalt. When you are done, jog or walk slowly for a while to cool-down. Both the number of repeats, and the duration of the fast and slow intervals, will change from week to week.

Tempo
After a warm up for about 5 – 10 minutes, maintain a pace about 10 to 15 seconds per mile slower than 10-K race pace. The last 5 to 10 minutes should be a cool down period. Another way to gauge the pace of tempo runs: a pace about midway between short-interval training speed and your easy running pace.

Easy (e)
A slow run done at a conversational pace.

Hillwork
Hills prepare the muscles for faster running without going anaerobic. Hill training will enable you to run better on all types of terrain. Find a hill with a moderate grade, about 10-15%. Run at about 85% effort and jog slowly down to recover. Start with about 4 hills and increase by 1 a week until you can run 8-12 hills.