The question is about weight training for a marathon; the athlete has not run a marathon before but does have lifting experience. Even if you don't want to run a marathon but would like to get back into running, this programming concept can get you there.
I've been sitting on this one awhile. I sat down and mapped out a very general program for myself (if it were me training a marathon). Also, this fit into some of the recommendations I had with some sprinters at London and how they should train.
I’ve been doing 5/3/1 for many years and understand the principles. I want to start WaLRUS style, body weight training, but am not capable of using a weighted vest because I am not strong enough at this point. In your opinion, would you agree this is a good starting point:
- 0.5 mile Air Dyne
- 15 squats
- 10 push-ups
- 3 pull-ups/ chins
Each movement is done 5 times and performed as a circuit.