As 2006 was drawing to close and with the prices going up on several Spring races, I plopped my money down. I have decided to go with the familiar this Spring, so I signed up for the Tom King Half Marathon and the Country Music Marathon. I plan to save my “travel money” for the Fall. I’m considering going back to Chicago in October.
In looking at the past year, I proved to myself that I can put in the mileage. But I don’t feel like I’m making much progress toward completing a marathon anywhere near my potential.
So this time around instead of doing a modified Hal Higdon plan, I’ve decided to go with Pfitzinger’s 18 week program as outlined in his book Advanced Marathoning.
One thing that I am doing is using my heart rate monitor to set the pace. I feel that way I might be able to run at an optimum pace rather than basing my targets on past performance. Time will tell. This is the start of the second week and today was a rest day.