Train Smarter for Hyderabad Marathon 2017 with our 3 PLUS 2 Training Program

Runners at all levels can improve their race times while training less with the revolutionary Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST) program. This plan is designed by :

  • BILL PIERCE, a collegiate half-miler and experienced marathoner, and Professor and Chair of Furman's Health and Exercise Science Department,
  • SCOTT MURR, an experienced marathoner and 6-time Ironman World Championship finisher and an Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Department at Furman, and
  • RAY MOSS, who designed the FIRST laboratory physiological testing protocol. Professor of Health and Exercise Science and Director of the Molnar Human Performance Laboratory at Furman.

Amby Burfoot, Executive Editor Runner's World and Boston Marathon winner, calls the FIRST training program "the most detailed, well-organized, and scientific training program for runners that I have ever seen."

Synopsis of the FIRST program -

  • 3 quality runs, including track repeats, the tempo run, and the long run, which are designed to work together to improve endurance, lactate-threshold running pace, and leg speed
  • 2 aerobic cross-training workouts, such as swimming, rowing, or pedaling a stationary bike, which are designed to improve endurance while helping to avoid burnout

Please note -

  • Following a training plan does not guarantee a desired finish time at the race.
  • Training plans are meant to be scientific guidelines for optimum performance. However, since every individual is different, they may not produce similar results for everybody.
  • It is recommended that you consult your doctor before you embark on any training plan, especially if you have prior medical complaints.
  • Neither the organizers of the Event, nor the FIRST Institute will be held liable for any injury/ mishap arising out of a runner deciding to follow these training plans.

You can find training plans here: Training Plans

You can also find cross training plans here:Rowing and Swimming Cross Training and Cycling Cross Training