Marathon Training

homerFirst off Chris, Ken and I would like to thank all of you for your support over the last 24 hours, what will make us happier is to knowing that The Fit Dads has helped motivate you.

As you can see Ken has committed to The Body Beast Workout and Chris continues to hammer out Les Mills but I’m focused primarily to marathon training.  I’ll sprinkle in P90x and Insanity since both will only help my running performance but in order to have a successful marathon day you have to put time in pounding the pavement or in my case pounding the treadmill.  The treadmill is less stressful on my right leg (broke my Fibula September 8th) and I also feel there is a place for treadmill training.  Get this, I did most of my training for the 2004 NYC Marathon outside, finished in 4:12, but in 2009 90% of my training was on a treadmill and I finished in 3:36.  I’ll dig deeper and see if there is some more research on this, if so I’ll be sure to share it with you.  I know what a lot of you are going to say “running on the treadmill is so boring,” yes at times it can be but I’ll share some treadmill workouts with you to help you along the way.  Here’s one challenge that I can’t wait for, luckily at the gym we have individual TV’s on the treadmill so when baseball starts my goal is to run 2 miles every inning.  This works whether you are planning on a short 4 or long 18 miles.  Yes I have ran 18 miles on a treadmill, in fact I’ve gone as high as 20.  Look at it this way if you can run 20 miles on a treadmill, you can run a marathon.  If you have suggestions with regards to treadmill workouts please share them with me so I can introduce them to The Fit Dads community.

 

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