I have not yet decided on a Marathon Training Plan. I’m still researching. I do know that I am the type of person who needs a plan. The problem with purchasing a training plan is that it also forces me to think of what my goals will be for Chicago. Realistically, I just don’t know. In my heart, I’m still dreaming of the elusive 4:30; but I just don’t know. More likely I will purchase a a plan for 4:30 and see what happens.
I am lucky in that I know that I will have several Mama’s that will be training for NYCM. I am unlucky in that I have to start training a month earlier than them as Chicago is October 8th and NYCM is November 5th. So I will be a month into my training when they are starting.
I will say that considering that I have not been running much (or really at all), I’m very calm about starting my training. It’s not that I’m not dedicated to finishing Chicago. It’s not that I don’t have goals. It’s not even that I know that this is the worst shape that I’ve been running wise going into the beginning of marathon training.
Here’s what it is……
I am training for a reason. I am training because it is necessary. I am also just STARTING my training. That’s the whole point. I don’t have to be ready to finish Chicago when my training starts in less than two weeks. What I have to be is dedicated to start my training. This is the beginning. So realistically I am right where I should be.
Only elite athletes and a few rock star Mama’s (yeah you Robyn!) that I know are ready to run a marathon on a moments notice. The rest of us will take months of training to hope to be able to cross the finish line a get our medal.
It’s all good.
One Run at a time
I begin my training for NYC on Wednesday. There are plenty of good free training plans out there. I use the My Asics app
Oh good luck training!!!
There are so many training plans out there it makes it hard to choose! Good luck with your training too!