This month, I'm taking a hard look at my training plan. I'm still tweaking it here and there, so comments or suggestions are always welcome. I'm also still thinking about signing up for the training program through RunnersConnect that I talked about last month. If I do that, then this whole plan will likely go out the window. Which I'm ok with.
But here's what I have so far:
|Sorry it's so small!|
As you can see, I'm still in the "base training" zone, which I will comfortable continue until the end of March. That's me being cautious about our weather. Who knows how long we'll have subzero temps for?
So I'll officially start training for my half the first week of April. Week 1 of Marathon Training is actually a taper week before the half marathon in June, so maybe that's cheating? Anyway, I think this is an acceptable amount of time to prep me before the Detroit Marathon.
I based most of the Marathon Training Plan off of Hal Higdon's Novice plan. He doesn't really specify workouts in his plans, so I'll likely do fartleks or speed work on Tuesdays, Fridays are hill work outs. Thursdays are "easy" pace days - maybe half marathon pace? Still deciding on that.
One thing I'm worried about is mentally burning out with such a long time to prep. But I know some things for sure:
1. I don't want to run a marathon in summer heat, so bumping up the time table is not an option.
2. I don't want to train during our winter (aka all on a treadmill), so doing a spring marathon is out for now.
3. If the timetable were shorter, I would probably be freaking out.
So...weeks and months of training is where I am at.
What do you think of my training plan? What are you training for?
Come link up and tell us about it!