When I didn't get into the NYC Marathon by lottery I thought two things.
1) five min faster on my marathon time gets me in next year without the lottery
2) I still want to run another full this year.
But after the Long Island Marathon I eased up on the miles.
|Me in the purple. Third place out of the gates!|
Ran a huge PR (and a 5th place overall finish) in a Women's race. Then ran 42 days in a row with no plan other than the #RWRunStreak and completing 100 miles in June. Two weeks ago I realized if I wanted to run anything I had to get myself into gear and get building the miles. I was way behind!
I have decided that I will run the Hartford marathon in October. It met my simple requirements: Its close enough to drive to that day.
I hemmed and hawed over doing some others but the fact is it is hard to commit to a weekend when boys weekend activities are crazy. I just registered both boys for fall baseball. They both do Cub Scouts. B also plays soccer. I am tired just thinking about September-November around here. I have figured out how to squeeze all my training in but I don’t like missing more of their “stuff” than I have to. Mommy guilt I guess.
So I launched into a training plan. Hit fast forward and landed myself comfortably at 15 miles this past Saturday, before my son’s sleepover party! Talk about being tired!
I had been running 25-30 miles since the June run streak and had some good long runs. I am looking at 12 weeks of following a plan. A twenty week marathon training plan is simply too long for me. This past Spring I was done by week 16. Ready for the marathon. I was tired of the plan. The mocking daily e-mail reminders of what I need to do before the end of the day. I promised myself I would not torture myself. Well since I finally decided on a marathon and its closer than 20 weeks mission accomplished!
Marathon # 3 here I come!