2017 Chicago Marathon - 3 Days of Running - Intermediate to Advanced Runners - Starts 7/17/17

Average Weekly Training Hours 06:46
Training Load By Week
Average Weekly Training Hours 06:46
Training Load By Week


Designed for: Intermediate to Advanced Runners.

This plan will help take you through your marathon training on only 3 days of running per week.

This is the plan for you if you're the type of runner that:
-Prefers including cross training in your plan
-Wants to run a marathon but needs to reduce the amount of days you run
-Can only get out for 3 days of running

Created by: Exercise Physiologist & Coach Joan Scrivanich who earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from the Ivy League university Columbia University in New York City. She holds coaching certifications from USA Triathlon, IRONMAN, USA Track & Field, and National Strength & Conditioning Association.
Joan has been an endurance athlete for over 25 years. She had the privilege of competing at a competitive division I college in both cross country and track and has experience training & racing for everything from the Mile to the Marathon and Sprint Triathlons to the Ironman.

What's included:
A document explaining effort/zones/intensity levels is included for reference.
Additional training information is provided within the workouts in the plan.
E-mail support is available to answer your questions regarding the plan.
This plan builds your long runs leading up to Marathon day and includes one 3 hour long run. You will get in all your key running workouts while supplementing your training with cycling and/or cross training in order to get to your marathon fit, healthy, and ready to run. It includes strength training, days off, and active recovery days.

Before starting: You should be able to comfortably run for 1:30 hour.  The weekly volume of the plan starts at 6:30 for the first week and peaks at 8:30.

Questions? E-mail Coach Joan at info@RiseEndurance.com or visit her at RiseEndurance.com

I look forward to helping you reach your potential.
Happy Running!

USA Triathlon Certified CoachUSA Track & Field certified coachIronman Certified CoachCertified Strength & Conditioning SpecialistNSCA-Certified Personal TrainerTrainingPeaks Certified Coach

Sample Day 1
0:30:00
Crosstrain

Cross train as you would like.

Sample Day 1
0:30:00
Strength

Perform 5-6 exercises.
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Do 2-3 sets of each exercise set. You should do each until failure, recover, and then do it again.
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Be sure to include core exercises and corrective exercises during each strength sessions.
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For examples of strength exercises, check the Rise Endurance YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC26A7Niioq4aS-UqRrRgQww

Sample Day 2
1:00:00
Base Run

W/U: 
15-20min easy + drills
Include in your warm-up strides as well as drills and dynamic stretching to ensure you are well warmed up prior to starting the main set.
(The goal is to get heart rate up to but not exceed lactate threshold.)
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Main Set: 
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3 x 7min @ upper zone 3 to lower zone 4 with 2-3min easy jog between sets. 
Focus on your weak areas in form during the sets.
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C/D:
Cool down with left over time. Try to focus on holding good form in the C/D with a high cadence on a soft surface if possible.

Sample Day 3
0:30:00
Strength

Perform 5-6 exercises.
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Do 2-3 sets of each exercise set. You should do each until failure, recover, and then do it again.
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Be sure to include core exercises and corrective exercises during each strength sessions.

Sample Day 4
1:00:00
Running -Hill Fartlek

W/U 10min-15min easy with strides + dynamic stretching.
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Main Set:
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Mixed Hilly Terrain, soft surfaces if possible @ Z4 effort (just under 10km race pace) on the uphills & Z2 effort everywhere else.
Uphills should range between 1min and 5min in duration.
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(Hills should be not too steep and the surface where ever possible should be soft i.e. grass or dirt)
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Take your time on the down hill sections so that you do not over stress your legs
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C/D 5-10min easy

Sample Day 6
1:30:00
Long Run

W/U: 
15-20min easy + drills
Include in your warm-up strides as well as drills and dynamic stretching to ensure you are well warmed up prior to starting the main set.
(The goal is to get heart rate up to but not exceed lactate threshold.)
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Main Set: 
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2 x 15min @ upper zone 3 with 5min easy jog between sets.
Focus on your weak areas in form during the sets.
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C/D:
Cool down with left over time. Try to focus on holding good form in the C/D with a high cadence, soft surface if possible.

Sample Day 7
1:30:00
Base Bike

W/U: 
10-15min easy spin @ 90rpm+ with mixed terrain
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Main Set:
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4 x 10min @ lower Z4 @ 90RPM+ effort with 3min recovery between sets.
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During this session we are trying to balance the fatigue on both the cardio and muscular systems, therefore if your are feeling taxed from a cardio perspective and the legs are on, lower your cadence. If your legs are feeling fatigued and your cardio is fine, pick up the cadence.
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C/D:
10-15min easy spin @ 90rpm+ with mixed terrain.

Joan Scrivanich
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Rise Endurance LLC

Coach Joan’s scientifically based training and athlete-centered approach to coaching has successfully empowered athletes to reach their potential and has taught her athletes how to reach the finish line faster.

As a full time professional coach, we guarantee to make YOU a priority and to work with you throughout the year and through your races so that you can save time, have peace of mind, race faster, and be your healthiest.

Coach Joan works with both local and remote athletes.