I’m looking around and trying to think about fall training plans. I kind of feel like Niles when he and Frasier go to La Porte D’Argent and he says he’s going to get the aromatherapy Swedish massage, also known as the Hal Higdom plans I’ve always followed for the marathon (no, really, for marathons I legitimately follow the plan) and Frasier tells him to be a man, look at the bounty of options available, so he changes his mind to rose hip salt glow. There are a bounty of training plans out there, maybe I should try something different this time.
Over the course of the WDW marathon in 2013 and then the Marine Corps Marathon in 2013, I followed Hal Higdon’s plans. First time around, I did his Novice 1 plan and second time for the Marine Corps Marathon I did his Intermediate 1 plan, which I found to be good prep for Dopey since I was running 5 days a week and doing two mid-distance runs in addition to my long weekend run.
Going into the next marathon training season, I’m thinking I’d like 4-5 days a week with some crosstraining built in since I would like to continue rowing. I also max out at about 8 miles on a weeknight. I just don’t have the time to dedicate on a weeknight and do other things like relax, eat dinner, and go to sleep. All things I desperately need after work. Plus, what I dislike about the Galloway plans are the really long long runs on the weekends. I’m not doing 26 miles before I get to the marathon, there, I said it, I’m a lazy runner.
I’m curious to know, though, what other plans/options are out there? What are people using? Do you build your own? Do you get it from anyone in particular? Does it depend on the distance?