As I already mentioned, I am planning on using Hansons Marathon Method for my upcoming training cycle. The scariest part about it is the fact that I will be running 6 days a week. I take marathon training seriously and I very much want to achieve a big PR at the NYC Marathon, and I think this is the training plan will make that happened.

The good news is that the 6 days a week thing doesn’t start until week 5 of my training plan and the first 5 weeks are ALL EASY RUNS. Like, I am not allowed to run faster than a 10 min/mi. pace. Okay then! The real training starts in week 6, so I’m looking forward to the first 5 weeks of base building.

I have never run more than 5 days a week before, but most of the runs will be super easy and slow and they will be used for recovery.

This is the general plan:

M: Recovery run

T: Speedwork

W: Rest

Th: Tempo @ MGP

F: Easy run

Sat: Easy run

Sun: Long run

I should request Wednesdays off from work for the rest of the summer, right?

I’ll be sharing my training week to week if you care to follow along and send me motivation because this plan ain’t gonna be easy.

12 days until training starts and I’m trying not to be nervous about it. I’m not scared of the running, I just hope I can keep myself motivated. I’m going to be running a lot and I just don’t want to get burnt out or injured. There isn’t much room in this plan for for adjustment, so I guess we’ll see what happens! I’m kind of looking at it as an experiment. It’s worked for so many and I am willing to put in the necessary work

I would love any advice from someone who has used Hansons before!

I am ridiculously happy for no reason today and I am feeling motivated to start running seriously again. This is a huge step for me, I’ve been feeling awful about everything over the past few months and I’m glad to feel better in time for training. I’m ready for running and training to take over my life (to an extent) and I always need a running buddy, so let me know if you want to run morning, noon, or night! It’s good to be back.

Have any good snack recommendations that would be good to keep in a desk? I gotta stock up because I’m sure I will be hungry all the time!

So, basically, if you want to hang out with me from now until November 2nd, you better start running! 😉

Lets do this.

PS. I recently binge watched the entire series of How I Met Your Mother, except for season 9!!! So, don’t spoil anything for me. I’ve heard it’s disappointing, but I still can’t wait to watch the final season.