Billy and me are training for the Disney Marathon. Saturday is the day of our long run. Today we pounded out seventeen miles. Next week, its eighteen. Then we come back down to around twelve the following Saturday and back up to twenty the next. The training goes something like that until Sunday, January 8, 2006, when we run 26.2 at the Disney World Marathon.
We use Hal Higdon's intermediate level training schedule. If you stick to the schedule, it works great. Even if you don't feel good or if you feel you can take on the world, stick to the schedule.
Last year, I ran the marathon in four hours, twelve minutes. This year, we're shooting for under four.