I have a definite plan for my first marathon!! My life is in such chaos now that I can't seem to focus or have any sort of drive whatsoever whenever I go running and, yesterday, I finally sat down and told myself that I need to get a specific goal in mind and head towards it. Well I did and I am so excited!
I am going to run Grandma's Marathon in Duluth, Minn., on June 20, 2009. Since, due to my work, I am generally pretty busy (inflexible) from September-May, I needed to find a summer marathon and I figured why not pick the largest, most prestigious one of that particular season. Also, since it's located in the middle of the country, it wouldn't be too far to get to no matter what part of the country my next job happens to be located in.
So, that means starting Monday, I am going to commence an 11-month plan.
The reason I'm starting so far out is because I keep on wanting to bump up my mileage and I keep on hitting stumbling blocks and I am sick of that, so I'm just going to stay at 10+ miles per week for a while and then work up from there.
So, here is my week-by-week mileage breakdown from Monday until June 20 of next year: 10-10-10-10-11-12-13-13-15-15-17-18-19-20-20-20-20-21-22-20-23-24-24-25-20-27-
Anyway, I just wanted to share my enthusiasm.
Can't wait to get started! I think the main reason I'm so excited is because since I am starting very cautiously and gradually building myself up, I know that the chances of my being knocked back down because of overtraining are pretty low.