Blaine Moore (MM#2867)
Run to Win24 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)
Is there any reason for my concern? Do you think with it being my first marathon it might be better to modify the plan so that cut-back are really that?
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
My marathon schedule has cut-backs on long runs but total mileage barely changes. I was considering making cut-back weeks actually cut-back weeks in total mileage not just long runs. What are your thoughts on that? (my plan is HH Int. 2)
Passion is a rather frightening thing because if you have passion you don't know where it will take you.
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
HobbyJogger & HobbyRacer
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
I guess my concern is that I am really good at adjusting back if I need to but not adjusting forward. Does that make sense? But I guess then I always risk running into discouragement...
When you "only" run 8 when the plan says 10, you lose out on some of that "YEAH!" feeling from knocking out a good workout. That "YEAH" feeling is part of what lets you knock out the next one with a good mental attitude instead of slogging through.
There are several folks here who did marathons on 45 mile peak weeks and had great experiences. You won't be a speed demon, but you are far more likely to make it to the start on a conservative plan.