We hashed out a training plan this weekend. And so it’s official – I’m training for a marathon. Minneapolis in October.
It wasn’t on purpose that it ended up on the bulletin board with the photo strip, but it’s right. This is – oddly? naturally? – a very romantic thing. He’s inspired me to do this. We train together side-by-side for hours.
Why am I nervous now? I’m no more ‘in training’ than I was 2 weeks ago. I’m no more ‘in training’ than I was last year when I pushed my long runs up to 18 miles. Perhaps it’s the concrete date. Knowing that in 14 weeks I’d better show up with everything I need. What if I get injured? sick? That’s probably a big part of it. I’ve gotten good at being a half-marathon runner. Training that distance, enjoying longer runs. It’s work, but within my comfort zone and my confidence zone. But now, now it’s time to produce.
My goals are simple:
2) (bonus goal) finish in less than 5 hours. 4:30 sounds reasonable given what I know of myself.