Yesterday I had a FANTASTIC lifting session with some new PR’s!!
–got an 80# power clean
–nailed a 95# split jerk
Felt great! I was there for a while… totally being that girl grunting and crying as I would go for a heavier lift. #sorryimnotsorry???
I then followed it up later in the day with a wonderful WALK!! Yes you read right… a nice leisure 4 mile walk on the Monon Trail 🙂
Now I know, November seems a loooong way off... yet some how I feel like the Richmond Marathon has snuck up on me and it is right around the corner! It is starting to hit me that I am running a marathon soon! Yikes!
I have run one before, the Marine Corps in 2011, but that was 2 years ago and I am honestly convinced that the absolutely amazing enjoyment I got from that race was a fluke and entirely due to luck. Therefore, I am scared to death for the marathon and wondering how in the world I am going to do this!!
I did not follow a training plan for the Marine Corps. I basically ran during the week, then ran a long one on the weekend. That was it. This time, however, I would really like to follow a set schedule. Since the bulk of my training will be done while I am at school, I will really need to be organized in my training to keep me on track! And I am hoping that a schedule will keep me injury free!!
After consulting with some fellow runners/bloggers — Cori at Olivetorun — I am considering either Hal Higdon (whose approach I am familiar with) and The Hanson Method (which I am not so familiar with).
I would LOVE input and to hear what worked for you guys and all that fun stuff!!