Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Here We Go

If my assumption that the Milo Manila elims will fall on July 8 is correct, then my 16 week plan for marathon #4 should start this week.

The choice of which marathon plan to use was between Hansons Distance Project (longest long run is 16 miles but with more runs per week) or the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST) which promotes the Run Less, Run Faster motto (3 runs per week, with the long run reaching 20 miles 5 times!).

Well, the pinned marathon plan in my office cubicle shows that I've made a decision.

Following the sked, I've started with a 3x1mile workout yesterday which was fun since this was the first time I did 1 mile cruise intervals (used to eat cruise intervals at 1km max only). Good thing this plan shows variety in the different runs per week so boredom should not be an issue. The long runs, particularly running 20 miles 5 times during the course of the plan, will be a tough task. But that sub-5 is still there for the taking so I hope to follow this plan to the letter (barring any injury).

Here we go!


  1. Goodluck sa training. Im hoping to get the sub 5 this year too. See you at Milo Marathon.

    We still have time to prepare.

  2. 20 miles 5 times? Ouch! Maybe you should throw in a 22, 24, and 26 in the middle? Best wishes in your training. Sub 5 here you go~!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take care.

    1. Yup there'll be <20mile long runs in there as well. To suffer is an understatement, but I WANT that sub5. Unfortunately, I have to earn it. :-)