Weekly Schedule

Full Marathon Training Schedule - Week 1
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
May 4
Sun
May 5
Mon
May 6
Tue
May 7
Wed
May 8
Thu
May 9
Fri
May 10
Start
Time
Sat
May 11
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Blue 7:30AM Pace Placement/3 mi OFF 35 min 40 min OFF 35 min OFF 7:30AM 6 MILES
Green 7:30AM Pace Placement/3 mi OFF 35 min 40 min OFF 35 min OFF 7:30AM 6 MILES
Yellow 7:30AM Pace Placement/3 mi OFF 30 min 30 min OFF 25 min OFF 7:30AM 3 MILES
Red 7:30AM Pace Placement/3 mi OFF 25 min 25 min OFF 20 min OFF 7:30AM 3 MILES
Purple 7:30AM Pace Placement/1 mi OFF 20 min 20 min OFF 30 min OFF 7:30AM 3 MILES
Half Marathon Training Schedule - Week 1
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
May 4
Sun
May 5
Mon
May 6
Tue
May 7
Wed
May 8
Thu
May 9
Fri
May 10
Start
Time
Sat
May 11
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Tangerine 7:30AM Pace Placement OFF 20 20 OFF 20 OFF 7:30AM 3 MILES
Orange 7:30AM Pace Placement OFF 20 20 OFF 20 OFF 7:30AM 3 MILES
Purple 7:30AM Pace Placement OFF 20 20 OFF 20 OFF 7:30AM 3 MILES
5k-10k Training Schedule - Week 1
Color GroupStart
Time
Sat
May 4
Sun
May 5
Mon
May 6
Tue
May 7
Wed
May 8
Thu
May 9
Fri
May 10
Start
Time
Sat
May 11
Note: Monday through Friday run is expressed in minutes.
Purple 7:30am Placement Rest 30 min 35 min Rest 25 min Rest 7:30am 50 Min

Color Group Training Pace:

Blue Marathon
Green Marathon
Yellow Marathon
Red Marathon
Purple Marathon
Tangerine Half
Orange Half
Purple Half
Purple 5k-10k

Glossary

Speed Work
"8x30-30" 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.