Pros and Cons of a Hal Higdon Marathon Training Plan

So you’ve been bitten by the bug, and you’re thinking about running a marathon, huh? 26.2 miles is a long way. You’re going to need to commit some serious time to training for that, and you should definitely follow some expert advice on how to structure that training. Luckily, there are plenty of marathon training … Read more

Pros and Cons of the Grete Waitz Marathon Training Plan

A woman out for a jog, training to run her first marathon.

Whether you’re running your first marathon or looking to improve over your last one, it usually helps to follow a training plan of some kind. But there are tons of training plans out there, and they vary wildly in quality. Which one should you choose? Today, I’m going to look at the marathon training plan … Read more

When Can I Run After a Marathon – How Much Recovery Time Do You Need?

A woman sitting by the water with a drink and her running shoes off, wondering "When can I run after a marathon?"

I saw a post on r/AdvancedRunning recently, in which the OP asked, essentially, “When can I run after a marathon?” It’s a common question. Any race requires some recovery – and a marathon is a race unlike any other (except of course the even more demanding ultra-marathons). Perhaps because of the daunting nature of the … Read more

Is a Pete Pfitz or Jack Daniels Marathon Plan Harder?

Two people lined up for a race. Let's compare marathon training plans.

If you are looking for an advanced marathon training plan, Pfitz and Jack Daniels are two of the most popular options. They are often recommended to runners asking questions at /r/AdvancedRunning. Runners tend to find their way into one camp or the other. As a result, many runners lack a full understanding of the other … Read more