We don't hide behind a paywall!

Log and analyse training, find events, get advice, play games, measure routes, and more.
Join Fetcheveryone

Between marathon and next training programme

3 watchers
Feb 2014
1:05am, 22 Feb 2014
39 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
Daz1
I'm running Brighton on April 6th and Loch Ness on September 28th. I have a 7 week gap between Brighton and the beginning of my Loch Ness training programme. Any advice on how to use those 7 weeks, I don't want to completely step off the gas but guess I should probably ease up a little at least for a short time.
Feb 2014
1:08am, 22 Feb 2014
3777 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
daviec
Pfitzinger and Douglas have a good post marathon plan in their Advanced Marathoning book. It's 5 weeks long, then you could prep for your next plan by doing the first two weeks as a repeat.
Feb 2014
9:37pm, 22 Feb 2014
40 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
Daz1
Thanks, I'll give it a look.
Feb 2014
10:00pm, 22 Feb 2014
15413 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
DeeGee
Squeeze in a couple of marathons?

Take a couple of weeks recovering, then train for a 5k, perhaps. A bit of speedwork will do you good.
Feb 2014
8:39am, 26 Feb 2014
44 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
Daz1
A couple of marathons would be great but I'm not sure it would go down well at home.
Feb 2014
8:41am, 26 Feb 2014
15432 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
DeeGee
There's a simple answer to that ;-)

Seriously, though, use your new-found conditioning to wham home some shorter races or get a parkrun PB, and use a bit of speed training to improve your time in the autumn.
Feb 2014
9:19am, 26 Feb 2014
45 posts
  •  
  •  
  • 0
Daz1
Ok cool. Signed up to a 10k and a corporate 5k. Maybe a couple of 10ks and a summer half marathon.

Got something to say?

To join the discussion, sign in or join us.

About This Thread

Maintained by Daz1
I'm running Brighton on April 6th and Loch Ness on September 28th. I have a 7 week gap between Bri...

Fetch Limited Edition Buffs

Order now for immediate dispatch! Our elves are standing by!

The Fetch Book Store

With your help, we're building a collection of all your favourite running, biking, swimming and walking books.

Annual Training mileage

Take a look at our annual training mileage table to find out how your training volume compares for running, cycling, swimming and walking. Filter by age and gender too.

The Breakfast Club!

Where's your favourite place to refuel your face after a run, or midway through a ride? Add your favourite cafes, cake shops and bakeries to our Points Of Interest map


Back To Top