Every other week

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  • #18342
    Trollklint
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    Hello! I have a question about my upcoming marathon plan.

    Every other week I have my children and only have the opportunity to run on my lunch breaks. In other words, a maximum of 5 sessions that are 30-40 minutes long. No long sessions on the weekend, etc

    The week that I don’t have my kids, I can run as much as I want.

    I spontaneously think like this: Weeks with the children, I focus on a lot of quality workouts, intervals, threshold, hills, etc

    The other weeks without children, I focus on as much volume as possible, long sessions, marathon pace, etc

    How would you do? ☺️

    (My last marathon 3:45h and my early summer goal 3:30h)

    #18367
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    T, that’s really a great solution, and what I would do if I were creating a custom plan for you.

    And, the good news is that the 80/20 ratios don’t have to be completed over 7 days. You could perform 50/50 one week and 95/5 the next and still be very, very close to 80/20 ratios overall.

    David

    #18377
    Trollklint
    Participant

    Hi David!

    Thanks for the reply and feedback!
    50/50% and 95/5% sounds like a good total
    distribution of easy/hard effort!

    So for example “intensity weeks” total 3h (90min
    easy and 90 min hard).

    And for example “volume weeks” 6h (5:40h easy and 20min hard)?

    Regards Emil

    #18393
    David Warden
    Keymaster

    Emil, yes. In your example this is exactly 80/20: 540 minutes total between the two weeks (9 hours), of which 110 minutes is moderate to hard.

    David

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