Nope, not me.
Moving on to a paragraph that isn't a total fallacy, I'm trying to decide what training plan to use. I've narrowed it down to Hal Higdon's Novice 2 or Intermediate 1.
- Only 1 weekend run, so I'll actually see my husband the day we do our long runs (we're both training for Chicago - we'll be able to do our long runs together sometimes but mostly we'll be on alternate days...if I run on a day he does his long run...I probably won't see him much that day)
- Only 1 20 miler. (They scare me. )
- Easier to fit around the Nearly Sane 13.1 already on my calendar - just flip two weeks and I'm good.
- Rest day before the long run
- It'll be my first marathon, which this plan is geared to
- Lower mileage - long runs around 1/2 total weekly mileage
- Fewer days per week - I currently try to run 5-6 days a week...it drops me down to 4
- Only 1 20 miler. (I think it's good for me.)
Intermediate 1 -
- Running 5 days a week
- Mileage closer to what I want
- 2 20s.
- Long run is back to back with a shorter run
- Starts off closer to where I am now than the novice plan
- Harder to coordinate with my husband
- 2 20s.
- Am I getting in over my head? This plan is meant for people who have run a marathon before. I'm still a virgin..
I feel like both are really good options for me! I am really torn. How do you pick a training plan?