Thinking up a to do list if I'm gonna do this marathon thing.
First of all is selecting a marathon. I've started looking at one in Charleston Jan 15th. It's a first for them. Price is right and lodging is decent. My wife loves Charleston and hence is on board. It's flat. Is that good? All my long runs include hills. This seems like a good place to start. I may shop around though.
I need to join a gym. There's one right down the road that has an indoor track so I'd have my choice of tm or short track. Can't let bad weather derail me. And a little cross training might be good anyway.
Numbers: Coach Jenny says I'll be a two percenter. Coach Gary says run a lot. Smartcoach says 16 weeks. I've got 18 weeks to work with. I'm at 30 mile weeks right now and I've had multiple long runs 13 to 15.3 miles. I can run a 10k in about 46 minutes. I've run 13.1 miles in 1:52, 1:54 and 1:56 when I've bothered to pay attention. I don't think I care how fast I run a marathon the first time around. But I don't want to walk and I don't want to quit. I'm 44.
Need a plan. Coach Gary says run a lot. Whipped out a smartcoach plan just so I have something. Doesn't look that hard to me. Time is always the problem. Work. Kids. House. Wife. Dog. Cat. Fish. Cars. Cluttered cluttered life. Need to simplify. No one's cooperating.
Just a muttled pool of random thoughts at this point. I'll boil it down. Reading Born to Run still.
This week. Just finished a 31 mile week. That's the most since early August before the yogurt knocked me in the dirt. Got a 10k race that I really want to do Saturday, but I'll still work in the miles. The race is point to point and I ran back last year.