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Ryan Halls Marathon Training Plan

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Ryan Halls Marathon Training Plan

INNOVATION FOR ENDURANCE

RYAN HALLS MARATHON TRAINING PLAN


Running a full marathon (26.2 miles) is a fun and rewarding experience with proper training. Plan to spend at least 16 weeks preparing to run a marathon. For a marathon its good to start with a base of 30 to 40 miles per week. Your weekly program will include a mix of aerobic runs, speed intervals, tempo runs, recovery runs, and long runs to train your body to run longer, faster, and stronger.

Ryan Halls Marathon Training Plan


TYPES OF WORKOUTS
RECOVERY RUN

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LISTEN TO YOUR HEART

Your recovery pace doubles for warm-ups and warm-downs. You should be running easily enough to hold a conversation.
LONG RUN AEROBIC

This easy, but not too easy, pace builds up your capillaries and mitochondria to give you more power and endurance for race day. Long runs will usually increase by a mile every week as you approach your race.
LONG RUN INTERVALS

Wondering how hard you should run? Use a heart rate monitor. Each type of workout corresponds to a beats-perminute (bpm) heart rate (HR) range that will ensure youre giving the right amount of effort and reaping the benets of your run. In fact, wearing a heart rate monitor while you run is the best tool for understanding your effort. Your local running store should carry a range of these devices; they usually double as a sports watch and start at around $60. Consider it the best investment you can make for improving your performance.

Adding fast but brief intervals near the end of your long run gives you both a dose of speed training and activates your fast-twitch muscle bers to help your body nd new energy when your legs are growing tired.
MARATHON RACE SIMULATION

WARM-UPS & -DOWNS RECOVERY RUNS AEROBIC RUNS LONG RUNS AEROBIC

65-70% of Max HR 65-75% of Max HR 75-80% of Max HR 70-75% of Max HR

Running at your goal race pace helps accustom your body to speed you wouldnt likely run in a workout.
AEROBIC RUN

Like long runs, these slowly but surely improve your power. The addition of hill repeats and strides also help your leg strength and efciency.
TEMPO RUN

LONG RUNS INTERVALS 70-75% of Max HR (Running) 90-95% of Max HR (Intervals) RACE SIMULATIONS TEMPO RUNS SPEED INTERVALS 80-85% of Max HR 85-90% of Max HR 88-93% of Max HR

This comfortably hard pace (about the same as marathon pace) teaches your body to handle more lactic acid and delays tired legs. Shorter tempo runs should be on the top end of the heart rate range, with long tempo runs on the low end.
SPEED INTERVALS

These teach your body how to run fast. Youll become more efcient and have a stronger nishing kick at races. To get the distance spot-on, use a nearby school track. Each lap is a quarter-mile (400 meters).

A WARM-UP DRILLS

Before interval workouts do one round of each of these drills to get your muscles ring so theyre fresh and ready to hit your rst interval at full speed. Each drill should take 10-15 seconds. 1. Walks with high knees 2. Walks with high knees to a kick-out (extend your foot out at the top of your skip) 3. Skips with high knees 4. Skips with high knees to a kick-out 5. Side walks with bent knees 6. Side shufe with bent knees 7. Run with high knees 8. Run with butt kicks

Aerobic runs, for example, should be run with your heart rate between 75 and 80 percent of your maximum heart rate. If you dont know your maximum, subtracting your age from 220 will give you a reasonably good estimate. The most accurate test is to max yourself out with this stress test on a track: Run a 2-mile warm-up followed by a comfortably hard mile. After completing the mile, accelerate for 400 meters and run another 400 all-out. Check your heart rate every 100 meters during the nal 400. The highest number is your maximum heart rate.

SOURCES: Dennis Kline, strength and conditioning specialist at Mammoth Track Club (www.mammothtrackclub.com) and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and owner of Fitness Motivations Systems (www.usathlete.net); Dan Pfaff, running mechanics expert and strength and conditioning specialist; and Terrence Mahon, coach at Mammoth Track Club and Run Mammoth, an online coaching service for runners (www.runmammoth.com)

Ryan Halls Marathon Training Plan


TRAINING FOR A

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MARATHON
WEEK 1: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warm-up, A warmup drills, 6 x 100m strides, (5 x 800m @ w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 50-60 min THURSDAY: Recovery Run 40-45min

WEEK 2: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warmup, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (5 x 1k w/ 2 min easy jog in between), 15 min warmdown

WEEK 3: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warm-up, A warmup drills, 6 x 100m strides, (6 x 800m @ w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 55-65 min THURSDAY: Recovery Run 40-45min

WEEK 4: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warmup, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (4 x 1200m w/ 2:30 easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEDNESDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min THURSDAY: Aerobic Run 50min run, nish w/ 6 x 30sec hill sprints (mile pace effort), easy jog down the hill for recovery FRIDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min

WEDNESDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min THURSDAY: Aerobic Run 60min run, nish w/ 6 x 30sec hill sprints (mile pace effort), easy jog down the hill for recovery FRIDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min

FRIDAY: Steady Pace - Tempo Run 15-20 min warm-up, 6 miles @ Tempo pace, 15 min warm-down SATURDAY: Off

FRIDAY: Steady Pace - Tempo Run 15-20 min warm-up, 6 miles @ Tempo pace, 15 min warm-down SATURDAY: Off

SATURDAY: Marathon - Race Simulation 6 miles easy, 6 miles @ Marathon goal pace, 2miles easy SUNDAY: Off

SATURDAY: Marathon - Race Simulation 6 miles easy, 7 miles @ Marathon goal pace, 2 miles easy SUNDAY: Off

SUNDAY: Long Run (80 min total): 50 min run, 10 x (30 sec @ 5k pace w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 10 min run

SUNDAY: Long Run (90 min total): 60 min run, 10 x (1 min @ 10k pace w/ 1 min easy jog in between), 10 min run

Ryan Halls Marathon Training Plan

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WEEK 5: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals - 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (7 x 800m @ w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEEK 6: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals- 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (4 x 1mile w/ 3 min easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEEK 7: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals - 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (8 x 800m @ w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEEK 8: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals - 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (4 x 1mile w/ 3 min easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down WEDNESDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min THURSDAY: Aerobic Run 60min run, nish w/ 6 x 30sec hill sprints (mile pace effort), easy jog down the hill for recovery FRIDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min

WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 60-70 min THURSDAY: Recovery Run 40-45min

WEDNESDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min THURSDAY: Aerobic Run 60min run, nish w/ 6 x 30sec hill sprints (mile pace effort), easy jog down the hill for recovery FRIDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min

WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 65-75 min THURSDAY: Recovery Run 40-45min

FRIDAY: Steady Pace - Tempo Run 15-20 min warm-up, 6 miles @ Tempo pace, 15 min warm-down SATURDAY: OFF

FRIDAY: Steady Pace - Tempo Run 15-20 min warm-up, 6 miles @ Tempo pace, 15 min warm-down SATURDAY: OFF

SATURDAY: Marathon - Race Simulation 6 miles easy, 8 miles @ Marathon goal pace, 2 miles easy

SATURDAY: Marathon - Race Simulation 6 miles easy, 9 miles @ Marathon goal pace, 2 miles easy

SUNDAY: Long Run (1:40 total): 70 min run, 10 x (1 min @ 10k pace w/ 1 min easy jog in between), 10 min run

SUNDAY: OFF

SUNDAY: Long Run (1:50 total): 80 min run, 10 x (1 min @ 10k pace w/ 1 min easy jog in between), 10 min run

SUNDAY: OFF

Ryan Halls Marathon Training Plan

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WEEK 9: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (8 x 800m @ w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEEK 10: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (4 x 1mile w/ 3 min easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEEK 11: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (8 x 800m @ w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEEK 12: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (4 x 1200m w/ 2:30 easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 65-75 min THURSDAY: Recovery Run 40-45min

WEDNESDAY: Recovery Run 40 min THURSDAY: Aerobic Run 60min run, nish w/ 6 x 30sec hill sprints (mile pace effort), easy jog down the hill for recovery FRIDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min

WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 50-60 min THURSDAY: Recovery Run 40-45min

WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 30-35 min THURSDAY: Aerobic Run 60min run, nish w/ 6 x 30sec hill sprints (mile pace effort), easy jog down the hill for recovery FRIDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min

FRIDAY: Steady Pace - Tempo Run 15-20min warm-up, 6miles @ Tempo pace, 15 min warm-down SATURDAY: OFF

FRIDAY: Steady Pace - Tempo Run 15-20 min warm-up, 6 miles @ Tempo pace, 15 min warm-down SATURDAY: OFF

SATURDAY: Marathon - Race Simulation 6 miles easy, 10 miles @ Marathon goal pace, 2 miles easy SUNDAY: OFF

SATURDAY: Marathon - Race Simulation 6 miles easy, 10 miles @ goal race pace, 2 miles easy SUNDAY: OFF

SUNDAY: Long Run (2:00 total): 90 min run, 10 x (1 min @ 10k pace w/ 1 min easy jog in between), 10 min run

SUNDAY: Long Run (2:00 total): 90 min run, 10 x (1 min @ 10k pace w/ 1 min easy jog in between), 10 min run

Ryan Halls Marathon Training Plan

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WEEK 13: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15 min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (8 x 800m @ w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEEK 14: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (4 x 1200m w/ 2:30 easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down WEDNESDAY: Recovery Run 40 min

WEEK 15: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (6 x 800m @ w/ 90sec easy jog in between), 15 min warm-down

WEEK 16: MONDAY: OFF TUESDAY: Speed Intervals 15min warm-up, A warm-up drills, 6 x 100m strides, (5 x 1k w/ 2 min easy jog in between), 15min warm-down WEDNESDAY: Recovery Run 30-35 min THURSDAY: Aerobic Run 30-35 min run, nish w/ 6 x 30 sec hill sprints (mile pace effort), easy jog down the hill for recovery FRIDAY: OFF

WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 6575 min THURSDAY: Recovery Run 40-45 min

WEDNESDAY: Long Run Aerobic 5060 min THURSDAY: Recovery Run 30-40min

THURSDAY: Aerobic Run 60 min run, nish w/ 6 x 30 sec hill sprints (mile pace effort), easy jog down the hill for recovery FRIDAY: Recovery Run 40 min

FRIDAY: Steady Pace - Tempo Run 15-20 min warm-up, 6 miles @ Tempo pace, 15 min warm-down SATURDAY: OFF

FRIDAY: Steady Pace - Tempo Run 15-20 min warm-up, 6 miles @ Tempo pace, 15 min warm-down SATURDAY: OFF

SATURDAY: Marathon - Race Simulation 6 miles easy, 10 miles @ goal race pace, 2 miles easy SUNDAY: OFF

SATURDAY: Recovery Run 20 min

SUNDAY: Long Run (2:00 total): 90 min run, 10 x (1 min @ 10k pace w/ 1 min easy jog in between), 10 min run

SUNDAY: Long Run (80 min total): 50min run, 10 x (30 sec @ 5k pace w/ 90 sec easy jog in between), 10 min run

SUNDAY:

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