Jul 14, 2006
In order to continue to tri train and get in peak marathon condition for the fall season, I've decided to go with the FIRST marathon training program. I've read about it in Runner's World and have a few friends that have used it with great success. I really don't like running 6 days a week like I have in the past because it's easy to burn out or peak too early. Plus, I like to run hard on the days that I run. This program is designed with key workouts in mind and actually recommends cross training (i.e. swimming/biking) on the off days, which equate to just about every other day. I've become a strong runner in recent years but am looking to step it up a notch. I'm thinking of giving the Columbus Marathon another go. I ran a poorly strategized race last year there and would like to make up for it with my best marathon yet.