You did it!! You just signed up for your (1st, 10th, 147th) marathon. Once you hit submit for your online registration and receive that confirmation email, it’s final. Sometimes we sign up for races a long way out and other times we sign up the week of. Regardless of how far out, some form of training plan is suggested. It’s kind of hard to wing 26.2 miles.
NOW WHAT?! Naturally, running comes to mind. But with so many plans available, how can you decipher the good from the bad and what will work best with your current life situation? A simple Google search of ‘marathon training plans’ reveals over 5 million results within half a second. Here at Salty Running, we have outlined the Hansons and Lydiard methods, but because we are all different and we know that there are few things better than variety, here is the low down on the Pete Pftizinger Advanced Marathoning plans.