This week marks the halfway point for those of us training for the upcoming Portland Marathon (those of us on a 16 week training schedule anyway)
Just to give myself a little extra preparation, I actually added a 5 week "pre-training" schedule where I increased my weekly overall mileage and my weekly long run.
So, whether you are doing training using the Furman method, working with Team in Training or just plain hardcore (four 20+ mile runs? Ouch), buckle up - you're halfway there! The next 6 weeks are going to require proper nutrition, rest and endurance. After that comes a much-needed taper and then race day!