4 months. (+/-)
haveget to run another marathon
I’ve written here before about this race and I really am excited for everything about getting to be in Orlando, going to DisneyWorld, etc. But I am extremely nervous about training for and running another marathon! My last marathon took everything I had running-wise and I’ve been really struggling with getting my running mo-jo back ever since. But something happened last weekend at my half marathon, I realized I am totally capable of running this 2nd marathon if I just decide I am going to do it. I didn’t stress out and train for this half marathon but I was still able to just show up on race day and have fun. I don’t kid myself that the same thing would happen with a full marathon but I did realize I won’t have to give my whole life over to marathon training to make a finish happen. And finish time does not matter – at.all!
So I logged into my favorite training program creator, Smart Coach, and put in all my specifics and it put out a plan that only requires me to run twice a week. I’m not sure if that’s the best idea ever but it seems so much more doable for me at this point in time! I’m also not going to stress about getting all my long runs done either, probably more like 80% of them or so. I don’t want to hate running by January 13, 2013 like I did by the time I toed the start line on June 24, 2012! I’ll likely add a few shorter runs during the week in lieu of those long runs.
I’m going to restart my Marathon Monday posts so we’ll call this week one! Next week I will recap all my workouts from the past week, a little running, a little biking, a little whatever! Somehow I’ll make it work and be a marathoner x2! And Sister will be a Marathoner x1!!!! It’s going to be a busy couple of months but now it’s game on!