Marathon Training Plan

Below is the plan I used for the 2012 Chicago Marathon.

For reference, week 1 is the week of 5/30-6/6.

I'm starting my weeks on Monday's because that's how DailyMile rolls and I'm a follower.

I looked at a TON of different plans and kinda picked over and added and removed and re-added and changed and blended to finally come up with this. I'll admit I have almost no intention of following this plan. Ok, that sounds weird...but, I know me. I know I'm going to most definitely add more cross training in and likely move the days around to suit my schedule. While I'm Type A to a scary extreme, I know it's summer and shit's gonna come up so I'm trying to be a little laid back about this and just tell myself that as long as I complete at LEAST what's on this plan... anyway/day I can... then I'll be cool with that.

So, there it is. In all its scary glory.

Chicago, let's do this.


  1. You have REAL rest days!!!!! Can't wait to see you complete this accomplishment. So proud! :)

    P.S. I think your hubby's love of spreadsheets is rubbing off on you. Just sayin'.

    1. Kara - agreed on the spreadsheets love...and it's too cute, M!!! =)

      I'm feeling proud of you already, just so you know! I totally know you can do this, and ROCK IT the WHOLE WAY!!!