I will be attempting marathon number 5. I thought a few months back that I was going to hang it up. I wanted to do NorCal Marathon, but honestly, the Hanson plan that I used for LA in 2011 simply burned me out. Doing three 8 milers a week simply kicked my ass. Mentally, not physically. It’s hard to wrap your brain around 90 minutes of running once a week…but three times?
So, I scrapped NorCal. Then ran here and there.
My running partner put a bug in my ear a few weeks ago.
I had my eye on SLO for a bit. Inaugural Marathons sorta scare me, but the thought of running in such a beautiful location, in California…well, that just made me want to pull the trigger that much more. Plus, I had a great little 3 miler last night. I’ve been struggling to run even a 12 minute mile, and my last mile of 3 was in the 10-11 range. I was thrilled, and I felt strong.
5 miles of Tempo tonight. I’m training for my leg of the CIM relay in a few weeks.
But after that…life goes into high gear with yet another round of marathon training.