For the sake of SEO I guess I’m ok with using the word “favorite” to describe my pick for this week’s Run It Wednesday topic. However, saying this marathon workout is my favorite is kind of like saying having a c-section was my favorite way to have my kids. In both instances, the outcome was my favorite but the process? Not so much.

Minutes after crossing the finish line at the NYC Marathon in 2015.

So, a few honest words of caution before diving into one of my favorite marathon workouts:

  1. The first time I saw it on my training plan, I threw up in my mouth
  2. I was very scared to attempt it
  3. I felt like my insides were on fire during it
  4. I felt like I accomplished an entire marathon, with a huge PR, afterward

I have done this workout several times now (and even do a shorter version for half marathon training) but it hasn’t become any less intimidating. However, I can guarantee it will make you a stronger runner both mentally and physically, both of which you will need to tow the line for 26.2

Don’t say I didn’t warn you…

If that doesn’t sufficiently get your inner running flames burning, I have a few friends here to offer alternative plans for both the marathon and half marathon distances…

ANGELA | HAPPY FIT MAMA

LAURA | THIS RUNNER’S RECIPES

 

CARLY | FINE FIT DAY

NELLIE | BROOKLYN ACTIVE MAMA

 

 

Do you have a favorite workout, running or otherwise?

If you try mine, you have to tell me about it. It’s part of the deal.