Hiring a Running Coach

After training for CIM I knew I wanted a different training plan for Boston. I was pretty set on the Hanson plan and had a spreadsheet with dates, mileage, and adjustments on it. Then I met Robbie on the plane to CIM. He is young, my daughter’s age, but we had such similar ideas about marathon training, the minute he said he coached on the side I was in.

His plan for me has been similar to Hanson’s. Here is last weeks plan:

Mon   off
Tue     5-7 easy
Wed   warm up/cool down 7 miles marathon goal pace
Thur   5-7 miles
Fri       off
Sat      warm up/cool down 2 sets of 6.5 mile easy and .5 hard and 3 miles in between
Sun     15-17

I like that I have some options for mileage and usually pick the middle or high end. Although Sunday I “only” ran 15 miles.

I never thought I was capable of running 51 miles in a week or 30 in a weekend if I was not on an Ultra Ragnar team. Stepping out of my comfort zone and taking a chance was not easy, but I know it is making me a stronger, faster more confident runner. Hopefully that shows on April 18th.



If you would like to make a donation to my Boston Marathon run here is the link: http://www.runDFMC.org/2016/bethanyn

Any amount is greatly appreciated and 100% goes directly to cancer research.

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1 Response to Hiring a Running Coach

  1. Well done, Bethany! Glad you’re adapting to the hefty mileage. Also loving the focus on speed in this plan. I’ve been doing track and tempo, and have started to run the last 2-3 miles of my long run at MP. Hopefully we’ll both see some great results in Boston! xoxoxo

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