Let me begin by saying that I love your marathon training plan. I was thrilled to find that you now have a Novice 2 plan. Intermediate 1 was a little much for me, but as I’m training for my third marathon, following Novice 1 seemed kind of wimpy.
However, I’m slow. I’m slower than slow. I’m painfully slow. I’m the reason there needs to be a Novice 2 plan. I’m the person who probably won’t ever be quite Intermediate. Telling me to run 3 miles at an easy, comfortable pace, where I can converse with my fellow runners… and then telling me that the suggested time for this workout is 27 minutes? Not funny in my book. Not funny.
I did run 3 miles though.