TurboMammoth -- I'm actually running further/more frequently than the training program would have me run right now. I was thinking of using Hal Higdon's 12 week Novice 2 program, then taking 2 weeks to taper a bit, since there isn't a taper built into that one. That gives me 14 weeks of training. The marathon is in 20 weeks.
I usually run either 2.5 or 4 miles Monday through Friday, then 6.5 miles with a big hill on Saturday and Sunday. I run them really slowly, so I recover pretty well. The Hal Higdon program starts out with about the same short days as what I am doing now, but gradually builds the long days. I've been focusing on running what I am running faster now instead of increasing the mileage. It might not be the best tactic, but I think my fitness has been improving pretty steadily with this plan. I guess you would say I'm building my base now.
10% lost -- July 1, 2011, yay!
Under 240 -- July 10, 2011, yay!
50 lbs gone! July 18, 2012, yay!
Non-obese BMI 203
5k in under 30:00 October 6, 2012, yay! (29:50)
10k in under 60:00
Half-marathon in under 2:30