I bookmark them. My books are full of ribbons and Post-It notes.My "Favorites" sidebar has folders within folders within folders. I Xerox them. I write them down. I copy them onto spreadsheets in Microsoft Works.
I save the paper ones in my paper files, one of those fancy-schmancy two-tone vinyl expandable deals with umpteen separate filing compartments and an external buckle and carrying handle.
I save the downloaded and spreadsheeted ones in a gajillion separate folders in a master folder in "My Documents" called "Ellie's Stuff."
Within "Ellie's Stuff" I have:
- Running Stuff
- Training Stuff
- Marathon Stuff
- Triathlon Stuff
- Bike Stuff
- Swimming Stuff
- Ironman Stuff
- Ultramarathon Stuff
- Food Stuff
- Other People's Stuff (stuff others have posted somewhere that I've copied to my own files)
- Just Stuff (stuff that's relevant but doesn't fit exactly into any of the other stuff)
I save all this stuff, because I'm going to refer to it as I train according to all of it.
And then I do my own thing anyway.
Nowhere have I found a suggestion to run 10 miles every other day, then just double that on the appointed day for a 20-miler. It takes so much less space, on paper (like, none), in my computer, and in my mind, than the M-T-W-T-F-S-S plans that go 6-4-XT-8-rest-10-rest , over which I've labored on paper, in Works, on the road, and in my head.
The 10+ (actually more like 10.5) miles every other day has been working gorgeously for me. Today we'll see what doubling it does.
I'm formulating my own plan as I go along, writing it as I accomplish it. Kind of like my life.