Howdy y'all! I must say, I am feeling SO much better today after spending a little time revisiting and revising my training plan for the rest of the summer and into the fall. I am such a list-maker...I make lists of lists, and have to make new lists when they start to feel disorganized. And all this must be on paper, I do not do this electronically...yet. Maybe one day I will enter the technology age with some new-fangled gadgets like a smart phone or iPad :) Maybe I'll get crazy and start tweeting, too!
Anyway, I found that I am in a good place to start midway into a Hal Higdon novice marathon training plan and I mapped it to a calendar and (cue the hallelujia chorus) it all worked out *just right* on the dates for both the half marathon on 9/4 AND the full marathon on 11/12.
This week, I need to do 3 miles each on Tues, Weds, Thurs, rest, and then 7 miles this weekend. I like that there are 3 shorter runs during the week and rest on Monday, Friday, and sometimes Sunday (or cross training, which I'm thinking will be something fun with the family!). I'm feeling good and very optimistic about this plan and my way ahead towards my first marathon now!