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Hubby and I have run two half marathons and two 10 mile events this year and have entered Brighton Marathon for our next challenge.
With 20 weeks to go we are now looking at our marathon training plan. There are so many out there and they all seem different, its so confusing! So far with our training we haven't followed any set plan, pretty much making it up as we go along - but we have done ok with it. A marathon is a bit more serious so we wanted to follow a proper plan. But the problem we are finding is that they all start off with small distances. We curently do no more than 3 days a week and distances of anywhere between 5 and 13 miles. Although we need to increase our days per week going back to 3 or 4 mile runs seems like we are going backwards.
Would you suggest trying to increase our days a week while still keeping our distances up until we step into the later stage of a plan, or should we religiously follow one of these plans and build it up again? We don't want to burn ourselves out before the big day so its hard to know what to do! It is also hard to set a plan when hubby works every other weekend and has days off all over the place.
Any advice would be much appreciated