It has begun! Last week was my first official week of marathon training and it went really well. I'm using Hal Higdon's Novice 1 Plan. I've never used one of his plans, but I mean, it's the most popular plan for first time marathoners, so why not? The only other time I used a training plan I used a Runner's World Smart Coach Plan.
Recommended Runs: 3 miles (T), 3 miles (W), 3 miles (R), 6 miles (F):::: 15 miles total
Actual Runs: 3 miles (T), 13.1 miles (S):::: 16.1 miles total
I hope it's okay that I did this, but I didn't want to be worn out for my half this weekend. I wasn't planning on trying for a PR or anything, but I just didn't want to be dragging.
Has anyone used the Novice 1 plan and have an opinion about it?