I have been running for 6 months and completed the two Orton packages "Peak Running for Non-Racer" and "Endurance" training. I do not want to run races, but I would like to be able to train to run further. Which package should I get next, or should I repeat the Endurance program?
My thanks for any thoughts!
Eric - thank you for this. I appreciate your response and your plans. I have enjoyed them a great deal, especially since I have been injury free. I have decided to purchase the 1/2 marathon and give it a try. I have your book and certainly need to incorporate more strength building into my program. I will revisit that section in the book also. Thank you again for your prompt response and encouragement. Be well - Emma
Great. If the half plan is not enough for what you need, I think the marathon plan could also work. (I think the Half Plan might be too similar to the Peak Running for Non-Racers.) You could just adjust the long run distance to your needs. Let me know and I can send you a code to get that with just your half marathon purchase. Thanks for all of your interest and support on the site.
Setting a race goal is always good. Once I discovered a love of running and worked on fixing the many errors in my running form, I fixed my eyes on a trail half marathon. My only goal was to complete the race within the 3 hour time limit. That goal forced me to research training plans and to settle on one that had a very gradual build-up in distance over several months. You may show up to the race by yourself, but there will always be fellow runners to talk with and encourage along the way.