We are following an adjusted version of the Hal Higdon novice 2 training plan. We followed the basic version of this for our first marathon and liked it, but we wanted to make a few changes to allow for two 20 mile runs, not one.
|1||Rest||3 m run||5 m pace||3 m run||Rest||8||Cross||19|
|2||Rest||3 m run||5 m run||3 m run||Rest||10||Cross||21|
|3||Rest||3 m run||5 m pace||3 m run||Rest||8||Cross||19|
|4||Rest||3 m run||6 m pace||3 m run||Rest||12||Cross||24|
|5||Rest||3 m run||6 m run||3 m run||Rest||13||Cross||25|
|6 8/5||Rest||3 m run||6 m pace||3 m run||Rest||9||Cross||21|
|7 8/12||Rest||4 m run||7 m pace||4 m run||Rest||14||Cross||29|
|8 8/19||Rest||4 m run||7 m run||4 m run||Rest||16||Cross||31|
|9 8/26||Rest||4 m run||7 m pace||4 m run||Rest||Rest||Half Marathon||28|
|10 9/2||Rest||4 m run||8 m pace||4 m run||Rest||18||Cross||34|
|11 9/2||Rest||5 m run||8 m run||5 m run||Rest||19||Cross||37|
|12 9/9||Rest||5 m run||8 m pace||5 m run||Rest||13||Cross||31|
|13 9/16||Rest||5 m run||5 m pace||5 m run||Rest||20||Cross||35|
|14 9/23||Rest||5 m run||8 m run||5 m run||Rest||13||Cross||31|
|15 9/30||Rest||5 m run||5 m pace||5 m run||Rest||20||Cross||35|
|16 10/7||Rest||5 m run||4 m pace||5 m run||Rest||12||Cross||26|
|17 10/14||Rest||4 m run||3 m run||4 m run||Rest||8||Cross||19|
|18 10/21||Rest||3 m run||2 m run||Rest||Rest||2 m run||Marathon||33.2|
Yes, this is lower weekly mileage than we both run right now. Because I am starting law school, moving, and making major transitions, we decided to go with a lighter training plan. I don't want to crash and burn :) After we see how the first semester of school goes, we will be able to better adjust.
Can I just say how excited I am to be training with A? I love running with him; our long runs have created space for some of our best conversations. I love getting to share the stress, frustration, exhaustion, and sense of accomplishment with him. I love the way he pushes me to be better and encourages me to give my all. We are a good team.
I am looking forward to updating you on our training adventures and milestones! What are your race plans for this summer/fall?