Today was a cross-training day in my marathon plan (Higdon Intermediate II). And, like usual, I totally ignored it. I'm not saying this with pride.. it's just the truth. However, depending on weather, I'm going to ride to work tomorrow and do 3 miles of running over lunch. So, I figure that will serve as my cross-train.
Looking ahead to my plan, it's kinda scary. I have two 20 milers and a 22. The plan has three 20s scheduled. But, I revised it to have a 22 because I fell apart in the marathon at 20 in my first effort and I would like a longer run this time (for my head more than for my legs). I also have three over 50 mile weeks in the plan. For a guy who has never run more than 40, that's kind of imposing.
So, you think I'm crazy? Maybe... But, there's plenty of time to rearrange the schedule if need be. For now, that is the plan. I expect to keep to it... but I'm not so stubborn that I'm not willing to change if it's not working for me.