Or, more accurately “How crazy is she and how many races marathons will she run?”
I’m joining up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for Thinking Out Loud because I need to do a mind dump and today is as good any.
1. My *A* race this year is Marine Corps Marathon. Barring something stupid (aka not listening to my body), I will run it. Between the 17.75 run entry, the lottery, a bib transfer, or fundraising, I will get in. And I would like to run a PR. This means beating 4:36 (and if I can beat 4:30, I’m pretty sure the angels will sing.)
2. I want to have a really strong mileage base going into the summer. I know that I will struggle with July and August. Except for the summer I trained for Marine Corps Marathon the first time, I’ve historically sucked at running during the summer months. I will need to be running 5 days a week to meet my B+ goal, so runs will happen, it’s just a question of how long they’ll be when it’s 90* out at 8am.
3. So, my plan for the spring is mileage building with back to back long(ish) runs. This will serve me well for my New York and New Jersey races, as well as Ragnar.
And there just might be an attempt at Marathon Maniacs in there.
4. So, do I run RNR DC as a marathon or half marathon? (If you want to join me, the code 15in2015 will get you $15 off of DC or select other RNR races.)
See this jacket?
And the medal is pretty darn cool as well…
One has to wonder if a supported training run might be in order. (I need somewhere around 18 or 19 that weekend.)
Oh look, I see the guys in white jackets coming to get me…
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