Saturday, May 13, 2006

Woo Hoo! It's Taper Week!!

Well, after 11 weeks of solid, consistent training for the Cleveland Half Marathon I am ready for the last week before the race to have an easy week of running.
My 12 week training was a modified program from the Furman Institute of Running & Scientific Training. It basically consists of three quality runs a week which I incorporated into my overall triathlon training program. It works great because on off days of running I can swim and bike.

The Furman program also has a marathon training schedule which I will use to help prepare for the Columbus Marathon on October 15th. This program is not for the weak or faint at heart because of the high demand of quality workouts. I believe this will work best to get me in the best marathon shape while also training and racing for triathlons this summer.

To follow me on race day you can enter my bib number 3899 on the home page link from above.


TriSaraTops said...

Yay for taper! Looking forward to seeing you race this weekend! Although you will reach the finish line LONG before I maybe I'll just have to talk to you about your race afterwards! :)

DaisyDuc said...

Best of luck this weekend Lou!

I actually was just checking out FIRST this morning and downloaded the marathon plan. I am going to try it starting June 12! Thanks for the referral!

rightonq said...

Good luck next weekend!

I'll definitely watch for your result to get some motivation for my training!

JeffM said...

Good luck on the race!! Look forward to your write-up.

qcmier said...

I used a similar approach when I ran my marathon. Three quality runs per week - speed, tempo, and distance. If you want, I could probably dig up some notes from my training.

Taper well!!!

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