LA Marathon Training Starts today
If my calendar math is correct we’re 18 weeks out from LA Marathon right now, so if you’re planning on joining us in running across LA, now is the time to start training.
I’m a huge fan of RunKeeper so I signed up for one of their marathon training plans just to see how they work. They have 16-week training plans for all levels — if you want to nail the LA Marathon date go here and sign up for the appropriate plan starting on November 27th. Follow along with my training on my RunKeeper page here.
Personally, I am planning to follow one of Hal Higdon’s classic 18-week marathon training plans (I started today with a nice easy 3 miles after running a 10 mile race in TN this past Saturday). You can see all of his plans at his site, here. You can get detailed day-by-day training plans direct from Hal on TrainingPeaks.com. This is another great route if you’re looking for smart plans and daily motivation. My first “here’s what you need to run tomorrow” email just came in (see above) and I’m sold already. Great motivation.
I started a page to raise funds for Pablove throughout my training, too. Pablove does incredible work with children living with cancer and any money you give goes to fund that work and pediatric cancer research, too. So what are you waiting for, get over there and give a little something in honor of my self-abuse. THANK YOU.
If you have any questions about getting up and running with your marathon training program, feel free to reach out either in the comments or @iancr on Twitter. I’d be happy to help if I can.
See you out there.