I'm a sub 3 hour marathon runner (2:52) and I've had hard time finding training schedules for sub 3 hour marathoners. I used one from Cool Running last year for Boston which worked well but that's the only one I could find. Looking to peak out aorund 100/wk. I've only done three marathons so far so I still have much to learn. I do one long run a week (25-34 miles) and "try" to get in 2 solid speed workouts, usually only end up with one though.
Does anyone know of any links or have a schedule that they made up and followed?
Congratulations on your many successes. I am so happy to hear about your longer workouts because this is what I have maintained for years that the distance has to be achieved and even over-compensated in training to prepare for the endurance of competition. Honestly, you are probably your own best coach and can probably develop a routine better than the experts for your individual strenghts and goals. The same advice does not work for everyone, as you know by now, but looking at different opinions and experimenting with various training options might be helpful. For example, take a look at http://www.sub3hour.com/
Thank you for sharing and best of luck!
I agree with Jasko123. You know you better then anyone else. Build your own training plan. Make sure you write in down then just follow it like any you wound online.
I disagree with the more than your race plan but that is what makes it such a great race, look up the Hanson's training plans they are training Desi for the trails! They have several good plans, I use a coach who writes my plans for all my Fulls and Half's. I thing for sure is you learn from each cycle and race, Good Luck.
If you're going to make your own, you might look at the book "Advanced Marathoning" by Pete Pfitzinger. It has a lot of good training advice and sample plans at various peak mileages. The plans could be easily adapted to your needs and training style. There are also a number of online coaches if you're willing to pay to have a plan designed for you.
Thanks everyone. I appreciate all the advice. I'm going to check out "Advanced Marathoning" and try to adapt something from there. I do like doing the very long runs... You get used to them and now they're just long runs. They make me feel bullet proof on race day. Don't get me wrong, there is drawback. I find running high miles is a balancing act between success and injury. Last week for example, instead of taking it easy the day after a 30 mile run I did hill workouts. Tore up my hamstring a bit and had to take 3 days off. Lesson learned...