|Me in the pretty fall colors. Thanks for the pic, Alma!|
After some thought about the RLRF plan and some consultation with Sarah and Allison, I've decided to scrap the RLRF program and make my own. The plan was stressing me out and causing anxiety in my running, which is stupid. I run because it's fun. Anxiety is NOT allowed! So I looked at a couple more plans and took some advice from my friends and made a plan that I'm happy with. It has me running 4 day a week with obviously one long run, 2 easy days and one speed/tempo run. If I feel like it, I can turn one of my easy days into another speed workout, but the keyword here is IF I feel like it.
Since this is my first marathon, I don't have a time goal, so speed workouts aren't my number one priority. I know they will make me stronger, so I haven't scraped them altogether, but I really want to focus on just upping my mileage and doing the long runs.
AH! I feel SO much better and more excited about marathon training! RUN ON!