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Does anyone follow a beginners marathon running plan?

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon

I adapted Jeff Galloway' Marathon to finish plan last time. I have heard the app is good but is not available for android. Are there any other Jeffing apps out there preferably free. I am starting training again today with Monday being a rest day to prepare initially for Swansea Half Marathon on 23rd June but primarily for the Yorkshire Marathon on 20th October which is two weeks after Cardiff Half on 6th October.

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon

Runkeeper allows you to make your own workouts. You can make one with slow (walk) and steady (run) intervals for either time or distance or a combination of both. You can have it end after so many intervals or until you tell it to stop. If you do it for a set number of intervals (if you're training based on time), just realize the initial interval is counted and you are telling it how many intervals to add on top of it (ie: if you want 10 intervals, set your original interval and set to repeat 9times. Yup, speaking from experience. You're so excited to think it should be your last interval, but "Nooooo! Another one?!?) then when you check your time "yup, set that up wrong - an extra interval" 😅. The free version allows you to use the custom feature.

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon in reply to SaskAlliecat

I have Gymboss for intervals. Was thinking more about how many miles I should be doing each week type of thing. I have signed up for the Yorkshire Marathon on 20th October and have counted back four weeks for tapering which includes Cardiff Half but then I am not sure what mileage I should do each week as I started today and I have Swansea Half on 23rd June.

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SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatHalf Marathon in reply to Pippa49

Oh, I see. Sorry, I can’t be of help. The old Runkeeper had training plans included on it, including Jeff Galloway plans but now that they’ve been acquired by MyAsics, the training plans are different. I hope you can find something to help you. I know he has many books out there on his methods. Maybe your local library might have something of his that will have a training plan in it.

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon in reply to SaskAlliecat

That's OK don't worry. I will find something.

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon in reply to SaskAlliecat

I do have his Marathon You can do it book but was looking for a plan or app I could download. Jeff does have an app but it is not compatible with android.

Bazza1234
Bazza1234Marathon in reply to Pippa49

I use a Gymboss to - and just use Galloways training plans found on the RunDisnet website rundisney.com/running-train... I also use his Magic Mile calculator to assist in deciding a suitable race goal pace, training pace and run/walk ratio jeffgalloway.com/training/m...

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon

Oooh I’m doing Yorkshire marathon too! I’m using Hal Higdon novice 2 but you could try novice 1.

halhigdon.com/training-prog...

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

Thanks Tasha99. Is it an app, free and compatible with a Sony Xperia compact phone? What's the difference between novice 1 & 2?

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to Pippa49

It’s not an app, it’s a programme of runs. Novice 2 assumes you have already run a few half marathons where as novice 1 is if you haven’t built up much yet. Scroll disc on the links to find the plans.

Novice 1

halhigdon.com/training-prog...

Novice 2

halhigdon.com/training-prog...

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

I have done three halves so I would be more likely to do novice 2 but will have a look. Do you print the plan off or just download it to your phone do you can refer to to it easily. Not sure if I want to pay when there is a plan in the book by Jeff Galloway's Marathon you can do it! However I will still have a look. Thank you.

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to Pippa49

It’s free - just scroll down and there’s an option to print. Only suggested novice 1 as you said you wanted a beginners marathon plan 👍🏽

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

OK thanks. Looking at the mileage mid-week is going to be difficult as I go to a running group on Thursday morning and am restricted to what is planned by the group leader. Can you tweak it to suit if not am not sure if it is what I am looking for. May stick to Jeff Galloway. Thank you anyway. I know this sounds like I am not committed but the plan has to fit in with my routine otherwise I won't be able to do it.

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to Pippa49

I’m going to add on before or after running club according to what I’m supposed to be doing. Good luck 👍🏽

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

Good luck to you. Where do you live? Will you have far to travel to do the Yorkshire Marathon? I am in Leicestershire but it will be a 2+ hr journey from Leicester or Hinckley. I haven't decided yet.

Tasha99
Tasha99Marathon in reply to Pippa49

I’m in Middlesbrough so only an hour max for me 👍🏽 I’ve bought a ‘park and run’ ticket. You park on an airfield and get a bus. £7. Saves the stress of trying to park with road closures - York is bad enough to drive through on a normal day!

Pippa49
Pippa49Half Marathon in reply to Tasha99

I don't drive so will travel on the Saturday and return on the Monday. I believe there are buses that go from the railway station to the start line but will check this for definite.

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