I can’t wait for next Sunday! I don’t want to wish my week away, but I am so excited to start marathon training team,that I can barely contain myself. Today, I ran with my best friend, my boyfriend, and unbeknownst to him, we were running a route that is quite common for my marathon training team, and I just had to get out there and run on Richmond city roads.
Normally, we run closer to home, but the last 3 weeks, we have ventured out. I love running along the James River and I love running through urban neighborhoods and city streets. It’s exciting and it reminds me of my goal: to BQ at this Richmond Marathon! I believe I can do it this year.
Every 5 years, even though I grow older, the benefit is that I gain more time for qualifying for the Boston Marathon. This year, I have to run in 4 hours or less to make it. I have spent the entire winter/spring training season training for speed and I am ready. So, next Sunday, I will run my first training run with the confidence that I have never before possessed because I have worked hard and I know I can do it.
So, what kind of training goals have you set? What mini-goals have you achieved along the way?