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?

2 comments on “Training Plans – How Do You Stick To Them?”

  1. I assume these training plans are designed for a reason so would think you need to trust the program! But I tend to do much better following structure.. I guess that is why there are different plans out there from different schools of though; have to find what works best and makes most sense to you!

    You will rock whatever you do! 🙂

    • There are so many running programs out there to choose from. I think I will incorporate a little from each to help me improve. My thoughts are – if you want to be a better runner, you gotta run more. I do not have any interest in getting fast , that’s not me, I just want to finish strong. My race , my pace

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