for this weeks move it monday post, lets talk marathons...
or the lack thereof.
last winter, when i was training for the WDW marathon i swore there would be no more marathons. ever. three marathons was a nice round number... chicago, nike womens in san franscisco and walt disney world. why should i run any more? then, i got to disney and knew i needed to run the goofy challenge. 39.3 miles in two days? i.want.that.medal!
(two pics post 2013 disney marathon!)
so, i decided that a fall marathon was a must do for the fall. the Mo' Cowbell is a local race that i have run for the last two years... this year is the first year they are offering a full marathon. its cheap, its close and its flat. sounds like a winner.
but... life got in the way. i was up to running 12 miles for my long run and felt like i was already missing out on my family. with my longest training run planned for 22 miles, i just didn't have it in me. i knew there was a reason i hadn't signed up yet... so now that we are 8 weeks away, i guess i had better sign up for the half marathon.
i'm still not sure where i stand with the whole goofy challenge. but for now... a half marathon it is.
so now... here is my plan for my last few weeks of training. i have always used hal higdon's training programs with great success. and since i haven't been doing long runs consistently, i am planning on dropping back to the novice schedule.
i've been trying to get in 4 weekly runs, along with my 2 session of body pump each week. and since our weather has been so cooperative for august, i have been taking little man out with me. i forgot how difficult running with the jog stroller is, but b is enjoying being out and about. with him (and me) being sick over the last week, our runs have included a lot of walking, but i have made sure we still covered the scheduled distances.
here's hoping we can keep this up until race day, on october 6th!
linking up with Ashley at The Domestic Wannabe!