>Running 101>What is a good marathon training program to follow?
The Year of the Monkey
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
My advice: head to your library. Pick up every book by the major writers. Include Lydiard, Pfitzinger, and Daniels. At least.
just go run. 4-5 times a week. Not too fast. Make sure you're only running hard (for you) a couple times per week. Add a long run, every week or two. Get the long run up to 18-20 miles. Taper in the last 3 weeks, just take it easy.
The most important part: enjoy the marathon, and make your race report interesting. Bonus points if it has pictures.