Okay expert marathon runners. You know WHO you are. The ones that have run and trained and felt good.
As I have written, the marathon of my choice is not until October 31st. Which means if I do the 18 week training program, I will not start until June 28th. Despite the October marathon date, I have been running and running and running. I am getting faster and running farther.
My dilemma is that the first week goes something like this:
Monday – cross – I do this with P90X
Tuesday – 3m run – I ran 4
Wed – 5m run – I ran 7
Thurs – 3 mile run – I usually run 5
Friday rest – I usually rest on Sundays and run 3-4 miles
Sat – 5m pace – I ran 10 miles at pace last Saturday
Sun – 10 m – I rest
So, what do I do? Do I back down on my mileage? My first idea is to back down on my mileage when the training officially starts and work on my speed. Also, looking ahead on the schedule, there is no hill workouts or track workouts. Does the typical marathon training plan have these in it? If you want to see the plan I am going to use, click HERE. But maybe I should be doing THIS one. Any advice?
Help... I know the 28th is closing in and I need to get a mental wrap around this before then.
I leave you with a picture (courtesy of Brock) for a new low: 131.8 lbs