FIRST Marathon Training query

Going to be following the FIRST training schedule at xmas and have a query on the speed/reps session. Between each rep/lap what is the best recovery method? Jog recovery or just stand around?


  • Walk or jog. The training plan specifies for how long I.e. 400 metres or 2 minutes etc.
  • Yeah, don't stand around.  That would be a good way to get injured, especially as you will be training in the cold weather. 

    If you jog make it very slow, as you want to get your heart rate back down so you can go hard again on the next rep.

  • NayanNayan ✭✭✭

    Plus keeping moving during recoveries is supposed to help your body clean away waste by products in the muscles etc. I certainly find it better than just standing around

  • The FIRST reps are quite tough. If it says 400RI then jog slowly for 400m. If it says 90s then for the first few you can walk, but for the latter ones you'll be bent double image

  • Fish52Fish52 ✭✭✭
    Furman reps are very fast but worth the effort! As the other posters have said keep moving if you can. If the recovery is 400m then I usually walk for about 100 meters then slowly jog the next 300, gradually speeding up as I approach the next rep. Which marathon are you training for?
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