This picture says it all for me...image1

This is why marathon training is really good for me.  There are schedules and plans and rules and you can check off little boxes on your "to do list".

I decided that I needed to start somewhere with a real plan, because even though I just did a half marathon a couple of weeks ago, I didn't want to do something to get hurt or just plain burnout.

Fits perfectly into my Type A wheel house!

I looked at a bunch of plans on line.  The one that seemed reasonable was the popular Hal Higdon Novice 1.  That is 100% me, Novice!!!

I have to switch up the order of the runs a tiny bit, but I thought it would work for me.  So, I went to the bookstore and bought a 2016 calendar and counted back from 5/29/16.  Everyday from 1/18 on has the miles that Higdon prescribes (or rest or cross training) planned.

No backing out is written in PEN (not erasable), not to mention that RunVT put a link to this blog on Facebook, so EVERYBODY knows!!