Over the last two weeks I have put together a 20-week detailed and aggressive training program for my May 20th Copenhagen marathon. I am confident that the training program that I put together will get me to the finish line in my marathon goal time. I believe that I will meet my marathon finish time goal because each day of my training program I will train with purpose, commitment, and persistence. I will be doing my weekly long runs on a course [Coronado] that is similar in elevation to Copenhagen which is flat as a “Pancake”.
Week 1 Training Program Results: [1/2/012 to 1/8/012]
My first week of training went very well as I met the goals that I set for each day and my knee that I injured in the Antarctica marathon was not a problem. My training program for the week was as follows:
M: Cross train: Stationary Bike, Weights, and Core/leg strengthening exercises for 2 hours.
T: Speed Runs; [8x1/2 mile @9:00 pace]
W: Tempo Run: 5 miles
TH: Easy Run: 6 miles [Hills]
F: Easy Run: 3 miles
S: Long Run: 12 miles at 30 seconds slower than my marathon pace goal.
For the week I ran a total of 30 miles which gives me a total of 23,542 miles run [races + training] over the last 14 years. I now only need to run 1,359.55 over the next 12 months to meet my goal of running more miles than the circumference of the earth [24,901.55]. I have also now raised $83,805.00 for kidney cancer research towards my goal of $100,000.00 – only need $16,195.00 to meet my goal.
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Have a great day,