It’s finally time that I start thinking about my marathon training plan for the Philadelphia Marathon in November. For my past two marathons, I created my own hodge-podge of a training plan (I did my own research and created a plan that seemed suitable to a.) finishing my first marathon and b.) improving my first marathon’s time. To that end I succeeded in meeting those goals, but this time I am feeling a bit more in need of using a plan developed by the experts. I’m considering purchasing one that will help me train with a goal of qualifying for Boston. This is a long-shot for me (need to shave 25 minutes off my time) but one that I’d like to attempt for I think a tried-and-true plan is one that may help me to be more disciplined knowing that putting the time in will yield desired results.
Have you purchased a training plan and what were your thoughts?