I was checking out the calendar and this is the week I am to start training for a marathon in October. I was planning on using the program Jeff Galloway has in his book. I am running just to finish but I am trying to figure out how to work in the long run. Right now I have Monday as my rest day (light weight lifting), Tues. is swim, Wed is bike, Thurs is run, Fri. is swim, Sat is bike, Sun is run. Of course as I get closer to the tris I start my bricks (usually 4 weeks out) which is usually on Sun and they are bike/run. In 5 weeks I have my next tri and by that week I should be up to 7 miles on my long run. 4 weeks later I have another tri and I should be up to 11 or 12 then 4 weeks after that I have my last tri for the season and I'll be running around 17-18 on my long run. I'm wondering would I be sacrificing a lot if I took my Thurs. run and made that the long run with the swim the next day as my active recovery day? Galloway's suggested schedule for just finishing a marathon is cross training three days a week with running three days (two of the days are run 30-45 minutes and the other is the long run) and one day off. Is it going to hurt me if I don't have all the running time suggested for the next few months?