That’s my training plan. One size fits all. Used it for every race I’ve run in the past 10 years.
For sh!ts and giggles, I played around with the Smart Coach Tool on runnersworld.com to see what type of training plan it thinks I should be following. I used my time from the half marathon in October as the reference, and ran it a few times adjusting the variables slightly. I got the same predicted finishing time whether I selected the 26-30 miles/week plan or the 50-55 miles/week plan. So Smart Coach validates that I can run half as much and still get the same results as long as I amp up the intensity of my workouts. Efficiency, I like that. I don’t have time for messing around.
1:43:00 or under
I put it out there. No taking it back now.