Okay–I finally have made the decision. It was shit or get off the pot, and I decided to …
Nevermind. Anyway … I’ve decided to start training for my first marathon. I’m going for the November 1st marathon in Gran Junction–The Rim Rock Marathon.
It’s a life goal that I need to cross off ASAP. I’m in the best shape of my life, and regularly running half-marathons. A marathon seems like the logical next step.
Running seems to clear my mind and improve my attitude. I’m not sure if I legitimately suffer from depression at times, but whenever I get down at all, running seems to pick me up. I know this sounds a little arrogant, but I think running makes me a better person.
All the training programs that I’ve seen online look pretty weak sauce. Seeing as I just finished a 16 mile run yesterday, I don’t see the need to start out doing 8 mile long runs. If you have any experience with training for a marathon, I’d like your input in the comments or via email.
I’m going for it. That’s all that matters right now. I’ll keep the blog updated with running posts once a week until the big day.
My training plan is going to be of my own making. I’ll do my usual 8 to 11 mile runs during the week, followed by a long 15+ mile weekend run.
I know I’m not supposed to run much more than twenty mile on the long run, so I’ll max it out around 22. Hopefully it’ll work out.