Well, after some time off from making myself do a long run on the weekend, mixing things up with triathlon training, and working on aerobic base training, I think I'm finally ready to get back to it! Paying attention to the Portland Marathon last weekend was definitely inspiring.
I'm going to use a plan from SmartCoach, based on:
- A mile test time from the beginning of September. The indicated paces, based on the faster single-mile-pace, for easy and long runs are in line with what I've been doing at aerobic efforts lately, which is very different from what I tended to call an "easy" pace in prior training cycles.
- Weekly mileage of at least 20 (a step up from where I've been lately, but only a small step).
- "Moderate" training intensity.