So I had stopped writing for a little while. Mostly because I felt as though I ran out of things to say about my running. But over the past year I have run more races and recently decided I would try my hand…or more accurately my feet at running a marathon. Yes you read that right. I had no ambition to run a marathon until one day I did. I came upon this decision suddenly and couldn’t shake it. I have spent the last few months saying I am going to do it, but find myself here now. Mentally ready to go, registered for not one but TWO marathons yet behind in training.
I have looked at plans, I have talked about plans but yet I have not started a plan. Race day is in about 11 weeks so I really need to get moving on this. I have been using an app on my phone called Run Keeper and love it. I decided to go with one of the training plans included in the app, and I will make adjustments to the schedule as needed. Shift work and two active kids can put a hold on my training as has been the case from the moment I decided to do it. As of today I have completed on run at 26.5km but my overall weekly KMs are low. I have committed to starting the training program tomorrow and while it will be a struggle to hit the target pace I will give it a shot.
Pace ya, I decided I would make an attempt to do the program aimed at a sub 3:45 finish. Perhaps if it works out maybe I could see a Boston Qualifying time… I don’t necessarily have a lot of faith in myself for this feat but I decided I would give it a try. I figure it may take a few sessions to get my speed up to what its telling me I should be doing, but its all part of the challenge.
Here’s to an injury free hard work training program!