Sage Canaday is pro runner with Hoka. He trains in Boulder & puts together a lot of videos with this Vo2max Production Company.
He’s got quite the following, as you can see in the below video (15k+ views in only 1 day). I’ve just started watching his videos to see what training tips and strategies I can pick up.
In this follow along, he’s got approx 8 weeks until the Houston Marathon. He’s seeking a Olympic Trails Qualifying time of 2:18.
Here’s the details of qualification standards for 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trails. In short a 2:19 marathon or 1:04 half marathon must be run during the specified time period. There’s some other guidelines and opportunities.
A word of caution for those unfamiliar with marathon training, it’s important to note that Sage is a professional runner. Although I don’t know his background or recent training history, he confirms that he’s been running 100 mile weeks. I wouldn’t recommend following his plan exactly unless you’re an athlete with similar ability, goals and/or experience. Otherwise, just use the workouts as ideas for what it may take to get in shape to run at an elite level. The concept of using repeat “rep work” to boost aerobic power can be accomplished with many workouts. In this case, Sage is running repeat 300m with 90 – 120 seconds rest. His goal is get used to running at goal pace.
If you follow along over the next few months while he prepares for the Houston Marathon, you’ll note the types of workouts, recovery, strength training & hopefully diet that are employed to prepare him for this race.
I will periodically check in and provide some commentary and/or answer any questions.