I think I’ve been training for too long.
I’ve been following Hal Higdon’s 12-week plan, but I’ve stretched it out over 17 weeks. I imagined that I was so out of shape and so wimpy that I’d need to train for a long time – maybe years! – before I could run 13.1 miles.
It turns out, I might not have had to train for this long. I’ve been less diligent about getting in my weekday runs this month than I have been for the past three months. To be honest, I’m getting impatient. I’m ready for the race to be here now so I can move on and train for my next week.
So how long is too long? Higdon suggests 12 weeks. Runner’s World even has a plan to train for only nine weeks. My 17-week plan is definitely too long for me. Let’s get this show on the road.