|Hal Higdon's Intermediate Plan|
I'm editing it a bit because of reality. My long runs will be done on Sundays because the marathon I'm running is on a Sunday, and I think the consistency will be helpful. I flipped my cross training days to Saturdays, but wonder if maybe I should just rotate everything so that cross is Monday and my rest is Tuesday. I'll see how I feel after the first week or two.
Because I have to be at work by 7:30 when school starts up again, I'm wary about fitting 8 mile runs into a weekday schedule. I could do two-a-days and run four in the morning and four after work, but I think I might just keep my longest weekday run at 6 miles. Again, we'll see.
Obviously I'm new to all this, so there will be some trial and error in the beginning. I want to find a plan that will work for me.
|The marathon! So excited!|
(I know I shouldn't have a time goal but I couldn't help myself. And let's face it, under 6 hours isn't anything to write home about anyway.)
This will be the first time I've undertaken a big race on my own, without a training partner. Our local running store offers marathon coaching, so if I end up feeling lost I may go ahead and get a coach, but a big part of this is proving to myself that I can set a goal and go for it with only myself to motivate me.
I never fuel on runs, so I'm going to be looking into a fuel belt or vest and trying all kinds of methods for eating on the go.
This is going to be a long, crazy, life-changing journey...and I am SO ready!
What gear should I look into for my training?
What kind of fuel should I look into for during long runs?
What kind of cross-training do you prefer?
Have any random advice for me?
Wish me luck!