As of this Saturday the Marine Corps Marathon is THREE MONTHS away – and I just TODAY formally sat down and wrote out my training plan.
And hung it on the fridge…
I am pretty sure I am officially the WORST at following training plans. Other than my first marathon I’ve always sort of just made up my training plan as I went, sticking to my two 3 miles runs a week and then a long run on the weekends increasing mileage until I got to 20 miles a few weeks before the race.
I’ve never run a marathon with a time goal, so this sort of “lazy” training has always worked for me to complete the distance.
I’m not planning to run Marine Corps with a time goal in mind (I personally believe that it’s just not the right race for a time goal), but I really do want to get into a better habit of actually following training plans and doing a little more than my usual short runs during the week (you know, in case I DO want to ever try to train for a marathon time goal!).
The good news is that I’ve been attending the Falmouth Track Club workouts on Wednesday nights, so I’ve at least started doing a little speed work, the only problem is that I just do whatever workout the coach chooses for that night, so I can’t really plan for specific speed workouts in my training plan.
I’m going to start including my “Upcoming Week” in my Weekly Training Recaps to help keep me accountable for sticking to my plan and hopefully that will help!
How are you at following training plans?
Any tips for sticking to one?