Twenty-five percent rule

I was doing some mileage planning for my upcoming marathon training regiment, and based on the 25% rule, which says your long run should be no more than 25% of your total weekly milage, I will soon be logging A LOT of miles.

Week 1: long run 12, weekly mileage 48

Week 2: long run 14, weekly mileage 56

Week 3: long run 16, weekly mileage 64

Week 4: long run 18, weekly mileage 72

Week 5: long run 20, weekly mileage 80

Weeks 6 -7: taper

I ran nowhere near this training volume in my previous marathons, so we’ll see how it goes. I may not stick to the 25% rule to a tee, as I believe training is about quality, not quantity miles.

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