2011 is going to be my running year, the year I run my first marathon. I've love to fashion it after Adam's (I Am Boring) insane 2010 year of 1,000 RNR marathons (yes, he's a Legend), but I don't have the hotel & frequent flyer points that he seems to have.
Much building to do to get to the Portland Marathon on October 9th but I will have a lot of fun along the way. Events between now and then are still up in the air and of course, the overall Master Plan 2011 is subject to change, depending on how my body and rest of my life responds, but here's a first draft.
Step 1: Continue building my base until March 7
Step 2: March 7 - June 27, follow Furman FIRST 3+2 half marathon training plan
Step 3: June 27 - October 9, follow Furman FIRST 3+2 marathon training plan
The FIRST program involves 3 days of HARD running and 2 days of fairly intense cross-training. It's lower milage but people who've followed the plan seem to get good results. AND, it will fit well with doing a couple triathlons next summer since cross-training is an integral part of the program.
Later on, I will post the race line-up. Looks to be some good ones next year, including the Indianapolis 500 Mini Marathon!
Never before have I planned out this many
weeks months of training. I really hope my body can pull this off! Right now, hoping to get lots of advice from all you marathon veterans out there.