…OK so maybe this is much more exciting for ME than for YOU… but I still love sharing 🙂
This weekend, my Dad told me that he wants to shoot for Boston 2015! I got in for my Richmond Marathon time last month, and since 2014 is full, I have decided to to do 2015. My Dad, whom I run just about every single race with, wants to accompany me, not as a spectator, but as a participant!
He just turned 60 on December 2, which in the running world is exciting because he moved up an age division and his BQ time is “slower” ((he was very excited!)) So this weekend he chose a fast, flat spring marathon…. and because I cannot resist a race… I signed up too!!
**I am 18 weeks away from the 2014 Carmel Marathon!
Carmel, IN is my hometown and the start line is literally 2 miles from my house. This will be very different from our “normal” race habits… traveling to DC and Richmond aren’t exactly “cheap” “easy” or “convenient”!
I could not be more excited for my dad! I totally believe he can do it! He ran a 4 hr flat in DC and his BQ is around 3:50-3:55 I think. Totally doable!! He’s got this!!!
I have not decided yet my approach to the race… my marathon goal for a future race (perhaps this race?) is a 3:05. Do I go for it in April? I feel like 18 weeks will FLY by! I am not sure if I will be up for racing it hard or not. I do know that when I go for my PR goal, I will need to follow a training plan for the first time. I have never followed one, and I know that to cut off 10 mins I will need some help! I have to be careful however with finding a plan that doesn’t go over 50 miles per week… for me, too much mileage is a disaster in the making!! (re: INJURY)
No matter how I run the Carmel Marathon or if I PR or not, I am more excited for my dad and more committed to his goal than mine! I pray that he stays injury free and BQ’s!
Yesterday I ran very slowly with a friend on an indoor track and just chatted away for 35 mins. It was splendid! Today I plan on aqua-jogging… but then again… it feels like -200 below zero, which does not make getting into a swim suit “appealing”. Suck it up Andrea?? We shall see.. 😉
Have a great day guys 🙂
Who has a Spring Race planned?!?!
What are your favorite training plans to follow? (I need suggestions!)