This is kind of a spontaneous post asking for the opinion of other runners out there. I started a 16 week training plan based on an article in Runner’s World about the “Run less, run faster” training plan, aka FIRST. The article had a generic marathon training plan that was solely based on a 10k time for the paces. Using my 10k of 40:30ish, I came up with the training below.
I haven’t had any problems with the training so far, but I decided to buy the book that the article was based on. The book is of course similar to the article’s plan, but has a specific plan for a 3:10 marathon, which is my goal. The paces are pretty similar, but the long runs are longer. There are more 20 milers and at this point in the training I should have already run a 20 miler, but my high so far is 15. I’m confident that I can pick up in the middle of the new training, but I want to run this idea by my fellow runners for a sanity check. Here’s the new training plan.
Any opinions you’d like to give would be very much appreciated. If you tell me it’s a bad idea, that’s ok. I’m stubborn and I may not listen, but I do want to hear the thoughts of others.