Kyle’s Journey in Armenia

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Training Schedule

The Athens Classic Marathon takes place on November 4th, 2008. Before then, I plan following a training program designed by Hal Higdon, a professional runner from Chicago. The training itself takes place over 18 weeks, which I started on July 8th. Each week I run several short-distance runs followed by my long run on Sunday mornings. It will be a long and difficult road (often literally here in Armenia) but I am excited to finish my first marathon, especially to benefit Push!

Here is my schedule, along with where I am currently (marked with green if I finished the run, red if I didn’t):

Week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
July 7 rest 3 mi 3 mi 3 mi rest cross 6 mi
Jul 14 rest 3 mi 3 mi 3 mi rest cross 7 mi
Jul 21 rest 3 mi 4 mi 3 mi rest cross 5 mi
Jul 28 rest 3 mi 4 mi 3 mi rest cross 9 mi
Aug 5 rest 3 mi 5 mi 3 mi rest cross 10 mi
Aug 12 rest 3 mi 5 mi 3 mi rest cross 7 mi
Aug 19 rest 3 mi 6 mi 3 mi rest cross 12 mi
Aug 26 rest 3 mi 6 mi 3 mi rest cross 13 mi
Sep 2 rest rest 3 mi 7 mi 4 mi Vacation
Sep 9 Vacation: Climbing Mt. Ararat
Sep 16 Vacation 8 mi 4 mi rest cross 16 mi
Sep 23 rest 4 mi 8 mi 5 mi rest cross 12 mi
Sep 30 rest 4 mi 9 mi 5 mi rest cross 18 mi
Oct 7 rest 5 mi 9 mi 5 mi rest cross 14 mi
Oct 14 rest 5 mi 10 mi 5 mi rest cross 20 mi
Oct 21 rest 5 mi 8 mi 4 mi rest cross 12 mi
Oct 28 rest 4 mi 6 mi 3 mi rest cross 8 mi
Nov 4 rest 3 mi 4 mi 2 mi rest rest Marathon

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