I have to question that Dumbo Double Dare training plan. The more I read it, the more problems I see in it. For example:
- It says nothing about strength training. (It mentions "cross training" but in a very cavalier way.) Major mistake.
- It explains how to predict a race pace for a marathon rather than a half. One might think it's just an editorial slip. Except it occurs twice, leaving me thinking that this is a sloppy cut-and-paste job from a different program (like, say, Goofy). Even worse, the race pace formula doesn't match what appears at jeffgalloway.com (the training plan says "marathon" but it doesn't match Galloway's website for either marathon or half marathon) undermining any remaining confidence I have in that training plan. I have to wonder if someone else wrote it and slapped Galloway's name on it.
On a personal note, if you are struggling with hip issues and foot issues as you say, it makes no sense to train for a race. Despite calling yourself an "older runner", you're a young person. Get on top of your injuries first. Otherwise, you risk cutting your running career short.
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