Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (F.I.R.S.T.) acolytes!

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5 Jan
2:28pm, 5 Jan 2022
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This is the Garmin tool I used - it's a data field.

6 Jan
5:34pm, 6 Jan 2022
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Thanks for the detailed info larkim.

Much appreciated and I’ll definitely have a look at this method before next race day.
6 Jan
5:47pm, 6 Jan 2022
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ES 335 - that's a great marathon time and your mile splits are brilliantly even. I've followed Furman for all my marathons over the years since 2008, as I love being able to mix in cycling with my running. I've had pretty consistent results - including some good 10Ks using the 10K plan.
I'm training for Manchester at the beginning of April, using furman, but with an extra 4th easy run + 2 biking days.
Do you have a next marathon lined up?

Interesting garmin tool Larkim. Are you training for anything major at the moment?
6 Jan
6:28pm, 6 Jan 2022
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Thanks JPF I think Furman suits me -3 days fits around life better.

I’m sure the split consistency comes from training to a specific pace with each run on the Plan.

I also like the cross training - which for me is rowing rather than cycling, although I do have a decent mountain bike that’s seldom used, road biking bores me and scares me in equal measures!

I also do a bit of strength work in the gym and boxing once a week, which is probably good cross training as well.

I’m aiming for Stratford in April - jumping on Furman 4 weeks in to make it a 12 week plan. I’ll be training in those other 4 weeks just not to the structured plan.
6 Jan
7:03pm, 6 Jan 2022
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I'm running Manchester marathon so that's my sole aim at the moment, but I'm actually a pfitzinger and Douglas disciple when it comes to marathon training!

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Maintained by Lalli
This thread is for those who are currently doing or want to do Furman type training, to share tips, log progress etc.

What is Furman? Simply, it's "Run 3 days, do non-running exercise for 2-3 other days". And that's it really!

Some links:
Furman home page: www2.furman.edu
Furman mara plan (you will need to copy and paste the link into your browser as this is a download document): www.wu.ece.ufl.edu/marathon%20training-first%20marathon.pdf
Runners World published version (another downloadable): www.runnersworld.co.uk/general/the...marathon-schedule/2493.html
Furman core/strength exercises: beginners.runnersworld.com
Furman cross training examples: www2.furman.edu

The book (other booksellers are available...! ) amazon.co.uk

http://www.fetcheveryone.com/blog-view.php?id=10866 - Link to lunaman's blog of his experiences of 2 marathons based on Furman. Really good read based on real-world.

My own (HappyG) marathon experience off back of 6 month's very-Furman training. Yes, it was a Peeb! http://www.fetcheveryone.com/blog-view.php?id=13263&y=2011&m=4#240604

And here's a nifty little pace calculator courtesy of lunaman: fellrnr.com

Upcoming target races...

March 2016
HappyG(rrr) - 20 March - Alloa Half

April 2016
GeologyRocks - 17 April - Brighton Marathon

FenlandRunner - 24 April - VMLM

Furman focus, will bring rewards.

(Pls let me (Lalli) know if you want to be added or removed from the side panel).
Good luck everyone!

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