Last week things were going pretty well and though I was cautious about things, I was at least cautiously optimistic. It’s funny how all it takes is one bad weekend to derail everything and knock you back to square one.
I had been planning on getting two more runs in last week, including a long run of 7 to 9 miles. I didn’t manage to do it, and instead finished the week with two runs. A total of eight miles. Oh well, at least that’s eight more than zero.
At this point, I’m fifteen weeks away from the Philadelphia marathon, so I figured I might as well just stick with an old standard when it comes to training plans. This guy hasn’t let me down before, and I’ve been pleased with my results in the past. Plus I feel like if I try to do anything more than this, I’m setting myself up to fail. And the whole point of things these days is to avoid doing that at all costs.
So without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, I give you my training plan.
I don’t know why I always feel sort of lame for using this plan. I guess because it’s designed for people who have never run a marathon before, and I kind of think I should be doing better than this. But the fact of the matter is, I’m not ready for anything else right now. And that’s fine.
In the future, I might take Lindsay‘s suggestion of a winter marathon. Maybe the one in Disney World.