It’s Friday of my 1st week of “official” training and I’m already exhausted. This is the first time in the last 5 years of marathon training that I’ll run 6 out of 7 days and my body is not wholly comfortable with this idea… yet.
That said, I’m feeling stronger and faster than ever and that’s super exciting. In my quest for improved speed and endurance, I’ve settled on 2 different plans to reach my goal time of 3:33 in May’s Mountains2Beach Marathon.
To get ready for a 1/2 marathon in January, I’m using is Brad Hudson and Matt Fitzgerald’s plan from “Run Faster - from the 5K to the Marathon”. After that, I’ll transition to the “Hanson’s Marathon Method” for the full 26.2, which both frightens and excites me since their longest training run is 16 miles before the big kahuna. Every article I’ve read by followers of the plan state the same sort of wonder and fear — “will I burn out in those last “untrained” miles?” — but most barely even hit the wall. Cheers to that!
And cheers to my newest adventure!
Hey New York City marathoners! As you get amped for the big day on Sunday, check out this time lapse of the marathon, created in 2011 by TED staffer Gwen Schroeder.
Gwen had given up on running … until this summer when she watched a TED Talk by May El-Khalil, who founded the Beirut Marathon after a devastating injury. Read all about this talk inspired Gwen to run this year’s marathon.
And watch the talk.
Since I’ve been receiving texts, emails, and FB messages from all over asking how to help, I’ve decided to put my obsessive information hoarding to good use and aggregate everything I come across here on this blog. Please spread the word!
ONLY COLD WEATHER WEAR — Coats, Hats, Scarves, Gloves, and Socks
5406 4th Ave
Clinton Hill - Church of St. Luke & St. Matthew (donations and volunteers)
520 Clinton Ave
Farrell High School