Thursday, May 23, 2013

Marathon Training

I knew that I had to start training for my marathon soon, but I just figured it out and I have to start in 9 days!  The marathon isn't until October.  It just seems so far away right now.

I'm going to follow Hal Higdon's Novice 1 marathon training plan.  It's 18 weeks and the longest run during the week only goes up to 9 miles.  I am going to have to plan ahead though and either ask off or change my long runs around.  I work every other weekend and I'm pretty sure once I get to the longer distances I'm not going to want to work for 8 hours then go run 16 miles.  I had enough problems doing that when I just had to run up to 12 miles!

Despite my spirit deflating after my last race, I am looking forward to marathon training.  I really enjoy distance running and all that it brings.  I find out so much about myself and the limits I can push myself to.  I can't wait to take this next step forward in my running "career"!