For about a month now, I've been dropping hints here on ROATM that I'm considering running another marathon. I appreciate all of your encouragem-.....oh wait, none of you did that. Regardless, I'm pretty much off the fence on this one:
I'm going to run the 2010 Lincoln Marathon.
It's flat, it's fast (like that matters), and it's close to home. That last part will be pretty important. As much as I loved Phoenix, the potential to have even more family and friends throughout the course is pretty motivating. Of course, it's a big assumption that friends and family will do that, but still....
If I go by the 16 week training schedule, my official training starts in mid-December. So, between now and mid-January, I have to get into pre-training mode. As it stands, pre-training mode consists of 3 runs and at least 3 days of cross training. Oddly enough, I'd like my official training to be the pretty much the same. I'm going to take a chunk of the FIRST training plan, a heaping portion of the McMillan Running Calculator and sprinkle in a little Razz flavor that did me so well in my sub-5 hour marathon. I hope to get to the starting line healthy and ready to go.
The tricky part will be in the beginning of March. That's when high school golf starts and that's when I get busy hitting the links....er.....coaching. And, in order to coach effectively, I have to play with the kids. That, in turn, requires walking. A LOT of walking. I'd say about at least 10 miles per week of walking.
A goal, you ask? Oh...I have a goal. I just won't go into that just yet. I'll drop you a hint: it's to beat my 4:57:14 time in Phoenix.
Sign up starts bright and early tomorrow. I'm not saying I'm signing up tomorrow, just that it does....and it's looming.
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