Weekly Schedule

Marathon Training Schedule - Week 27
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Oct 20
Sun
Oct 21
Mon
Oct 22
Tue
Oct 23
Wed
Oct 24
Thu
Oct 25
Fri
Oct 26
Start
Time
Sat
Oct 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Blue 7:30am EXPO 26.2 MILES  
Green 7:30am EXPO 26.2 MILES  
Yellow 7:30am EXPO 26.2 MILES  
Red 7:30am EXPO 26.2 MILES  
Purple 7:30am EXPO 26.2 MILES  
Half Training Schedule - Week 27
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
Oct 20
Sun
Oct 21
Mon
Oct 22
Tue
Oct 23
Wed
Oct 24
Thu
Oct 25
Fri
Oct 26
Start
Time
Sat
Oct 27
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Tangerine 7:30AM EXPO MH half OFF 30 OFF 30 OFF  
Orange 7:30AM EXPO MH half OFF 30 OFF 30 OFF  
Purple 7:30AM EXPO MH half OFF 30 OFF 30 OFF  

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
Tangerine
Orange
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.