My friend Rachel asked about my marathon training, so here it is :)
This was my marathon training, the basic format:
Mondays: 3-4 faster mile run + 1/2 weights
Tuesday: 6 miles- easy / pm Yoga class
Wednesday: 30 mins elliptical + kettlebell weight work out
Thursday: 6 miles, alternate hills or speed work
Friday: Some weeks, off, some weeks elliptical + weights (depending on how I'm feeling)
Saturdays: Long run
Sunday: OFF, maybe Yoga (if I missed Tuesdays),
I ended up doing bike or sprints up my hills occasionally on Wednesdays as cardio, or sometimes just weights at home. Most Fridays I did weights and no cardio. Yoga did not happen as often as I would have liked, and my goal is to get back into doing it at least weekly.
My longest long run was 23 miles.
I also had no problems with my knees during training until my "taper"- started to kind of bug me. Should have paid more attention to that! I'm now on a running hiatus so that I can run my NEXT marathon ;)
and ps:i plan on setting up a "post marathong training" next time around. Apparently, its kinda important!