Training Plan for Satara Hill Marathon (21km)
Satara Hill Marathon poses a unique challenge to runners. The scenic but daunting hill run can disrupt leaves one unsure of how to prepare for it. Many first-timers are confused about how to prepare for the event.
Here’s a comprehensive 16-week plan to successfully complete the Satara Hill Marathon on Sunday, 18th Sep 2016.
Who can follow this program?
This program is recommended for anyone who has registered for Satara Hill Marathon (21km category). Even those who haven’t registered can follow this program for fitness purposes.
What if I miss a run?
There can be various hurdles along the way – travel, office work, family commitments, also illness. It is ok if you miss out sometimes. Just get back into the program at the appropriate level and move ahead.
I need to interchange some of the training days. Is that allowed?
Yes you may do that to suit your schedule.
Why is Strength Training included in the Training?
Running, you should know, is NOT a Legs-only exercise. We use the muscles of our entire body to move forward. To maintain balance, to avoid fatigue and injuries it is very important that the all our muscles are strong. This is why strength training is important.
Why do I need to rest on Mondays?
A long run on Sunday will take a lot out of you. Your body needs time to recover. That’s why.
Why is Thursday training marked in red?
On Thursdays, you are expected to do hill training. Run on a hill or on an uphill road. You can even run up the stairs of a building. Calculation: 10 floors = 1/2km.
What does ‘Cross’ Mean?
‘Cross’ is short for Cross Training. Cross Training can be swimming, cycling, walking or yoga. On Fridays you can do cross training or just rest.
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