I'm currently following a 16-week training plan for my upcoming HongKong Marathon on Feb 2012. The training plan is for a sub-4 marathon, which I'm not really targeting. I'll faint if I even finish in sub-4:30. Haha! However, I just like to follow a training program, to the best of my ability, given a number of factors which would make me miss some training days - work, illness, or just simple laziness.
I track my progress in a simple MS Excel worksheet. So far I've logged an approximate 225km in 6 weeks, versus the 290km recommended by the program. Sigh. That's just 77.6% of the needed mileage.
The next 10 weeks will only get tougher.