I intended to use the FIRST Training regimen, which is a "minimalist" program that concentrates on 3 key workouts per week. Of course, I experience my second significant injury of the year during the first workout. The FIRST plan is a solid, scientifically proven plan, but it is not for beginning to intermediate runner's. It, in my opinion, is a good plan for an experienced runner who has a LARGE base and knows how to use the key works to their advantage.
After I recovered from the injury, I figured I'd better start building solid base, although I consider this entire year one long base build.
Here are the numbers:
Weeks Planned = 16
Weeks Actually Training =11
Significant injury's requiring 2-3 weeks recovery = 1
Mild injury requiring less than 1 week to recover = 1
Runs over 20 miles = 1
Runs over 16 miles = 3
Runs over 10 miles = 11
On Tuesday, I will reveal my plan for the marathon. See you then.