Whew! I "finally" chose my training plan for the Columbus Marathon. I ay "finally" because I've been feeling a little lost and lazy the past couple weeks. When actually, there are still 17.5 weeks until the marathon. While it has only been a month since the Cleveland Marathon, it's taken me that long to get over the post-race funk. It's funny really, after USAF Marathon last September, I had NO desire to follow a training plan and really enjoyed my three months of simply running. This time, I seem to need a training plan. I'm wondering if it's partially due to the fact that I had a great experience at USAF and just kept riding that high? Whereas I had a "bad" experience at Cleveland and have been wallowing ever since? Who knows. Weird how our brains work, isn't it?
Anyway.....I've been looking through different training plans and trying to find the one that works best for me and my life while at the same time, helping me to adequately prepare. I've looked at easy plans, I've looked at hard plans, and I've looked at several in between.
This will be my third marathon and my third different training plan. Third time is the charm, right?
How do you choose your training plans? Do you agonize like I do or do you just stick with one that has worked in the past?