Scotty, I don’t have any concerns with this plan. It provides sufficient recovery, a reasonable period of training before the marathon, and a correct taper. The timing between the two events is not ideal, but it’s enough, particularly coming from a 50K to a Marathon.
No objections to the half, but it would indeed be best if done before Week 10.
The online run plans are indeed different from the book plans. We constantly update our online plans. However, your book plan is fantastic.
Thank you for the feedback!! The book has been great so far. I am planning to purchase your online plan after this phase, when I start training for a 50m.
For this phase, would you make the week 18 race or 24 your A race? When you say timing is not optimal, would you add more or less? I was thinking it would not be good to go past 24 weeks before taking a good rest.