4 months until my next marathon and not only have I not actually started training, but I’ve barely even thought about it!
The good news is the summer intensive class that consumed all of June for me ended today (perfect timing!), so with exactly 4 months to go it’s time to start training!
It’s pretty hard to find the “perfect” training plan, so awhile back I gathered some resources and sat down to put together a training plan that would work for me. I know “cutting & pasting” training plans probably isn’t the recommended method, but I wanted to take into consideration my summer plans and other races while incorporating speedwork and long distance runs to come up with something I would be confident I could stick to (which is really what matters!).
So, here are the resources I used and what I got from each:
- Run Less, Run Faster – I took the speed and tempo workouts from this book
- Runner’s World SmartCoach App – I used the long distance runs from this plan
- runDisney Jeff Galloway Dumbo & Dopey Training Plans – incorporated some back to back runs from this plan
…and of course I’m planning on incorporating lots of yoga into my training! (Check out my Yoga for Runners series to see why I love balancing yoga and running!)
So, with 4 months to go, I’m off and running!
(haha, oh man, I crack myself up!)