Hal My Pal

February is fast approaching and with it I begin training for the Indy Mini Marathon!  My freshman year of college my Auntie Laura convinced me to run my first Indy Mini with her (to *ahem* help ward off the freshman 15).  I'm not really a natural runner...I think I like the idea of it more than the nitty gritty feet-to-the-pavement reality of it all....but, having a definitive fitness goal like a mini helps me become more disciplined. So, here I go again! This will be my fourth Indy Mini and every time I've run I've used Hal Higdon's Novice Half Marathon Training Program. I thought I'd give Hal's Intermediate Program a try but am a little nervous because I've never done speed work before. 

Is anyone else giving a mini or full marathon a go this season?