I haven't mentioned about my running ambitions to my sister, yet the other week she gave me a book that came into her possession, Be Your Best at Marathon Running: Teach Yourself. Things seems to be pointing in the right direction.. better read this...
After finishing the book nothing alarming struck out, which is good. In the past friends have very kindly parted with their knowledge for endurance skating. Reading the book was reassuring in that there were strong parallels. However because of the intensity of running the specific details will be even more important.
In the book there is a sample training plan. The format was designed for a complete beginner so I feel like I have a bit of a head start. I do a lot of exercise I've come to realise, (Or a lot of skating that happens to be exercise) so the time dedicated to training won't eat into as much of my life as I once thought. (I'm going to regret saying that). No doubt my training plan will be quite different from the book as I'll need to prepare for both the skating and running marathons that weekend, The Double.
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