I'm new to the forum and new to running in general. It has been a goal of mine for a long time to run a marathon (bucket list and all that) so I have finally taken the leap and signed up for the Edinburgh marathon next May.
Having had a read through several threads on here I'm starting to feel a little bit over whelmed with all the information, training plans, pace and times etc.
So I thought I would post up what I intend to do, in the hope of getting some answers from you lot, who seem to be very well versed in the art of running.
In terms of nutrition I am fairly confident as I already like to keep an eye on my diet. Where I am falling down is how fast, far and intensely I should be training. There are several threads on here with training plans but they seem very confusing (as I'm unfamiliar with the terminology used). For example they say to train at 3000meter pace or do 10x100's etc. I have no clue what any of those terms mean.
I started training less than a week ago and my PB for 5k has been 31:30.
My plan (in my head) to train for this marathon is to run a 5k 3x per week for 6weeks (Mon, Wed, Fri). Then to introduce a 10k on the Wed for 6weeks then gradually change all 3 runs to a 10k all in 6 week increments and finally introduce a 25k run on a Sunday and maintain from there. Is this a sensible approach? Will this work? Is there anything I should change or add?
Throughout my training plan I also intend to compete in 5k and 10k races or charity events to get the overall feel of race day and an idea of competitive timings.
Any help is really appreciated.