but I think I just need to dive in and sign up, so I took a serious look at the schedule and realized doing an earlier race makes conflicts with the training plan.
I am looking at a marathon (7 a.m.) that is about hour and a half drive from home. The elevation is minimal and water stops and port-of-potties are set up every two miles. Seems like a great course, and you only have to be able to maintain a 16 minute mile to finish before the cut off. However, highlighted in yellow below are the issues. I am going to be away for one of my 20 milers and the other is the week before the race so that will not work.
My other option is a trail race very close (like 15 min. ) to home, but it's a full of tree roots, very narrow in some spots trail, not a nice packed one, so I anticipate more run/walking to get to the finish.
|Some sections are a little wider like this, but there is a 7 mile portion that is almost single track trial.|
The date is perfect though for the training plan because it's 3-21-15. No adjustments really needed.
Training Group Long Run Schedule
I am seriously wondering if doing a trail race for my first marathon is a good idea. What are your thoughts about doing the trail race verses the road race??
My other idea is to make the two 18 milers, on 1-31 and 2-14, my two 20 milers...and just sign up.
Would that be your pick on how to tweak it for your 20 milers?
I am not worried about my time in Disney, that is a just for fun run and we are planning to Galloway (4 x 1 ) it. Do you think doing a 20 miler a week before is crazy?
I am all ears :)