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Hi - I really enjoy your blogs :). I found it while searching for Hansons Marathon Method Review. Congrats on your Marathon finish times! So it seems that you moved on to trying Run Less Run Faster plan? I am curious to hear what you think of the various plans. When not using a plan, do you simply make up what you are doing tha week? I am running my third marathon in 2013 and wanted to try out the Hansons Marathon Methos but is a bit hesitant. In my prior races, I have also used a Garmin plan off RW's uk website. I am eager to hear your thoughts about the various plans you tried ;). Thanks!
Yes, I need to do a write-up comparing the two. I wanted to wait until I had used Run Less Run Faster for a couple more races, but in general, it is helping me feel more well-rounded with exercise. I loved the Hanson plan too, but I got injured (stress fracture) at the end of the season when I used it. Obviously that injury could have been many things, but I like the idea of giving my legs a break from the pounding to help prevent that. Although I still substitute in extra runs (instead of the required cross training) sometimes in the RLRF plan. This past marathon using RLRF was definitely my best marathon effort, but that could be because I have another year of experience to build on. I also liked that RLRF gave me very specific times to hit during practice. I'm sure some people would hate that, but it gave me confidence that if I could hit that pace, I was on track with the plan. I was following the plan for the 3:35 marathon. When I'm not working towards a race, I try to run at least one 10-miler a week, and the rest of the runs I make up the day of the run. One run that I love to do when I'm not training is a progressive run, where I try to run each mile a little faster than the mile before. Those are fun to do without having a certain pace you need to follow.
Thank you so much for your thoughts! :). I keep wondering if running less is the key to running faster ;)! Sometimes our legs need rest to rebuild an strengthen. I look forward to reading more of your blogs and following your successes. You have come a long way and must feel so proud of yourself :)!
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