It looks awfully reminiscient of a marathon training program. And based on my recent marathon failure, I thought I'd never be making one of these again.
|Not sure why I look happy in this|
photo... happy to be done? Next time,
I hope to be happy for a race well-run.
(More pictures from the race HERE)
- I will NOT register for any other marathons until this one is done.
- I will consider alternatives from my physical therapy visit and perhaps do a second.
- If this is my last marathon, I want to give it my last efforts.
So now I'm revisiting a plan I've used before, Hal Higdon's Intermediate 1. I ran a 4:34 in San Antonio last year using this plan, even though I didn't follow it perfectly and recall doing a lot of walking in some of my training runs. If I can handle this higher mileage without injuring myself, perhaps I'll stand some sort of chance.
I'm starting on the 4th week of the program, since I really wanted to give myself a chance to recover/unwind before starting. I should have enough base fitness from my marathon of death to cover myself for the three missing weeks. I have been plagued with a busy schedule, a cold, and lingering injuries, so let's hope these all settle -- if not, I'm willing to keep waiting and dive in when I can.
And yep, I started a new tag "lamtraining" for these posts... I will not be updating weekly like I did for the last cycle. I have a few races embedded within my plan, so I'm sure details of my training progress will go in there (and hopefully Daily Mile). Yay for half-marathons, though only time will tell whether those become my longest-distance race in the near future.