Man oh Man I have a really hard time with them.
I am only 5 weeks into my Hal Higdon’s Novice Marathon plan and I’m already questioning it?
I feel like I’m not running enough mileage which is crazy for me because by the end of a plan I complain I am running too many miles?
I recently read this article which shows a study done , that proves if you run more miles you run a faster marathon time
So I’m conflicted, I read the book Run Less Run Faster and honestly I don’t think it’s for me. I am not fast , my track workouts are pathetic and I am more comfortable running distance miles slower than trying to be a sprinter. I am not a Boston qualifying runner by any means and I am ok with that.
I have the Nike+ coaching app that I look attorney see what kind of miles they want and it’s far more than my current plan.
I think I’m at the point where I will just go run , when I want and keep my weekend long runs to increase by 10% weekly. I know enough not too overdue it so by increasing these LSD (long slow distance) by 1 mile each week is plenty.
I just so happened to purchase myself a new toy to help me out with these runs
The Garmin 220 – ain’t she pretty!!
So tell me , do you strictly follow a training plan or do you “wing it ” and just listen to your body?