I've picked my training plan for my fall marathon (Hal Higdon Novice I). Actually, it's his Novice Supreme plan, for beginner beginner runners, but essentially that's what I am right now. Fitness level is pretty poor, and endurance is pretty poor too. In other words, I have no business planning to run a marathon this fall - but hey, I'm gonna do it anyways - I have enough experience at this distance to know I can get the job done. So back to square one.
I've laid out the next 3 months of the schedule on my chalk-board at home. Learn it, do it.
I also started mixing in some cross-training yesterday. wait for it... Step aerobics. I'm having a flash-back to the early 90s. But I've gotta say, it's different than other stuff I'm doing, so was a pretty good workout. Muscle confusion. I'll mix in other x-t options as well. If it ever warms up, I'll pull my bike out of the basement.
I'm working to take off 30-35 pounds before my fall marathon, which is a pretty tall order. Race day is a little less than 26 weeks away. I'll report in every Saturday morning with my progress.