I am planning to run my first marathon in May. I have been running for
2.5 years (this time - I have run in my earlier life) and have done only
I am now running about 24-30 miles a week, with a third of that a long
run of 8-10 miles. When I looked at the Hal Higdon
(www.halhigdon.com)training guide for novices, I realized it would be a
step down for me to start at that level, but since I have never run a
marathon before I am not confident about using the intermediate training
guide. Any input?
I also can be pretty sure that my kids will come down with something
during my training, so I was thinking of starting early, twenty weeks
before instead of 18, so I can make up the difference. Last year we had
a horrible week of vomitting and I had three full nights with no sleep.
If I miss a week, can I pick up the schedule where I left off?