The investigation…

As the marathon is practically a year away, I’ve decided to make it an exact 12 months of training, starting on November the 1st. So woohoo I have about 5 more days of being normal, eating, scratching butt, playing on Xbox and wearing a dent in the sofa. Call it my Last Supper I guess. Except with two cats as disciples and not quite as much Eels with orange slices on the menu.

During this time though, I’ve been trying to build a training plan. Now, being clever and logical (ha) I imagined that if a Marathon is likely to take me 5-6 hours to run, then surely I’d only need to properly start training for it about 6months through next year. My plan for the first half was to start getting fit, adapting my diet and “getting ready” for the proper training.

Crap, was I seriously wrong. You knew I was wrong didn’t you?

At first I was truly amazed as all the websites I found that had “Marathon Training Schedules” on them typically had plans that lasted around 16 – 20 weeks. Wow, so I only need to train for four months!!!! Awesome.

Unfortunately this was even wronger than 6 months…

It turns out that the “16 week Marathon Training Schedule” was for someone who has completed the “16 week Half Marathon Training Schedule”

It turns out the “16 week Half Marathon Training Schedule” was for someone who has completed the “12 week 10K Race Training Schedule”

It turns out the “12 week 10K Race Training Schedule” was for someone who has completed the “12 week 5K Race Training Schedule”

It turns out the “12 week 5K Race Training Schedule was for someone who has completed the “12 week Complete Beginners Training Schedule”

WTF

So, that means, oh god, it means I have to start running. Like, NOW.

Whimper, The Last Supper analogy was right…. I’m gonna get crucified.

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