I love personality tests...do you? Often words like "perfectionist", "detail oriented", or "planner" end up in the description of who I am. It also cracks me up when someone will say, "oh, you're really laid back!" and then the next minute another person might say, "wow, can you say controlling???" I guess we all have our own definitions/personality qualifications. Anyway, when it comes to running I think personality plays a HUGE role.
I would love to be the kind of runner that is self-motivated. It would be so lovely to get my booty out the door and just run 6 miles because it feels good. But the truth is I would never do that. Seriously, never.
However, if a piece of paper titled, "Training Schedule" tells me that today I need to run 6 miles, you better believe this goody-two-shoes is gonna get it done. I hate not following the rules. So, as you can imagine this *break* between training is great...but hard. I am salivating for my next training schedule. For some guidance in my workouts!!! What is my goal and how in the heck am I going to reach it?
My past two half marathons were done with a free online training schedule. I can't even tell you who it was by or where I got it from. I also edited it a tad to fit my schedule a little better. This time around (that's right...Katie and I are planning our next HALF!!!! Details later, promise), I want a training schedule that I can really commit to. I also am excited because I have grown so much as a runner, I know this next season is going to feel different!
Here are some interesting things I've been researching (yes, I am a researcher too):
1. Hal Higdon- His training programs come in every form, web, phone, and book.
2. Jeff Galloway- Free (always a great price) online training...not sure if it is enough though??
3. Runnersworld- There are a ton of options available
4. I DON'T KNOW!! None of these are really resonating with me...I need your help!
So readers, I would L-O-V-E your input.
1. What is your go to training plan? Why do you love it?
2. Is your personality a "stick-with-the-plan" kinda deal or "make it up as I go"?
3. How do you prefer your training to be brought to you? via smartphone? book? internet?