So I've been reviewing, obsessing, ogling my race calendar imagining running those days...and I just wasn't feeling it.
I wrote down the Runners World Beginner Marathon Plan:
I feel like it's a basic plan: Rest-run-rest-run-rest-short run-long run. 3 rest days and 1 long run on the weekend. I imagined myself adding in a cross training day of spin or Barre and yoga but I still wasn't happy.
I asked around and heard about Hal Higdon plans and fell in love
It's an app on my phone and gives you a day to day run down of the distance and pace. It's a 18wk plan unlike the 16wk RW plan. And is structured rest-run-run-run-rest-long run-60 min cross train. The weekly hours are pretty similar the Hal Higdon one is a tad less. But I like this structure allot more, I don't like rest days in between runs like the RW one has.
Me comparing the days and weekly miles.
I feels like the Hal Higdon has a better tapering week, less miles than the RW one has. I've had problems peeking early before a race.
So my training starts earlier than expected but that extra 2 weeks will help me really buckle down on buying my new shoes and getting my fuel/hydration down faster.
I'm buying a new brand if shoes! Not Nike!
I also need Bosyglide and a foam roller
Without GU gels which I've used before I'll be trying out new fat/carb ratios