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)
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.
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)?
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.