|Um, yeah, remember THIS? Fabulous day!|
So….it’s been quite some time since I blogged about long runs and training and nerves and how wonderfully awesome running makes me feel — bragging about all my 20-milers (come on, you gotta!).
I admit, I considered not signing up for a marathon this year (thought the same thing last year.) Why? Training. And Crossfit. I don’t want to cut back on crossfit and I will not be able to fit in 50-mile weeks like I did last year — not with my commitment to Back on My Feet and keeping up with crossfit and and my job and this blog and everything else that happens in life.
Ehh, okay, a tad dramatic. But — I’m NOT quitting crossfit. Yes, I know about crossfit endurance — and it confuses the hell out of me. I’ve yet to find anyone who can actually present me with a CFE marathon training plan — one that’s already written out I can follow. ANYONE?
*—-> After writing this post, I attended a clinic that discussed the principles of CFE training and I will share that with you on Thursday! <---- i="">---->
So I’ve decided to go with the Richmond Marathon. It’s only 2 hours away and I’ve heard it’s a great one. I tried signing for Marine Corps again but I got lost in the computer debacle and was not able to register. I think I’m kind of over MCM right now, after doing it three years in a row. No doubt I will want to do it again someday but changing it up will be good. AND — I can finally be a spectator!
Technically, my training for this marathon should begin
two weeks ago now but I don’t think I’ll get hardcore about it until August. I’m not going to obsess over mileage or tempo or anything like that. I’m going to get in at least two 20-milers for training and that is a major part of it.
|The medals are worth it!!!!! 🙂|
Now that I’m used to 45-minute workouts, 2-3 hour runs sounds nearly impossible. I know they aren’t but…I tried making myself get up at 5 yesterday morning for a long run and it was just…not happening. I know, — it’s habit and discipline — I’ve done this before!
Stay tuned for Thursday’s post on pose running and how I’m gonna use it to train. Also — will have more running posts in the near future for all you runner lovers out there!