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Marathon ramp up starts here

Despite my desire to stay in bed after the half marathon, I have tackled my doubt and started ramping up my training this week to get me ready for the Chicago Marathon on October 7th. There are eight weeks to go and I'm currently at 24 miles per week. Conventional wisdom suggests you can increase your weekly mileage by 10% each week without putting too much stress on your body so that means 24 > 26.5 > 29 > 32 > 35 before I begin the three week taper. Here is my training plan based on the 10% increase and a modified version of the Hal Higdon novice plan:

Week Commencing Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Total
8/13/07     6 4   14   28
8/20/07   4 6 5   12   27
8/27/07   4 7 5   16   32
9/03/07   5 7 5   14   31
9/10/07   5 8 5   18   36
9/17/07   5 8 4   12   29 (taper)
9/24/07   4 6 3   8   21 (taper)
10/01/07   3 4 2     Marathon 26.2 35.2