Today’s Workout: (Speed)
Total Mileage: 4.37
Total Time: 40 minutes
Average Pace: 9:08 min/mile
1/2 mile warm up
6 x 400’s (7:30 pace)
400 jog in between at 10:00 pace
1.17 mile cool down
I started writing this post and it terrified me. I was scared to put the words down in writing simply because I knew that when I did it meant it was real. I would have made the commitment. Then I decided – that is exactly what I need!
The last marathon I ran was the Chicago Marathon in 2012. It was not the greatest experience and at the end I was burnt out. I was tired of having a set schedule, tired of feeling like I was forcing myself to run, and just in general tired. I tried to switch it up, took a break from running, and focused on other aspects of fitness.
You know what happened next…..
I started to miss running. I missed the freedom, the stress relief, and the enjoyment of running. Maybe I just needed a break to really realize the enjoyment that running brought me.
I started thinking a couple weeks ago right before my vacation about what my next goal would be. I love just being able to do what I want, but I really wanted to find a new goal and push myself to new heights.
I went back and forth, talked my husband’s ear off, and just about drove myself crazy. Then this weekend I finally came to the decision it was time to just do it.
My next goal: To qualify for the Boston Marathon.
I have never really posted my marathon times on the blog but my fastest marathon is a 4:28 – yes you read that right I am going to have to cut almost an hour off of my marathon time in order to qualify.
I always joked about qualifying, but in the back of my head I always never though it could happen. Then after long enough I started to wonder if it was possible.
I am scared out of my mind I won’t lie. I see how hard my husband works every day and he is a 2:33 marathoner. I know that if I put my mind to it I can achieve it and that is my goal.
I don’t have all the details figured out yet and I am enlisting the help of my husband and lots of research to determine exactly what my training plan will consist of. I know my first couple months will consist of a lot of speed work and form drills. I need to make sure I am doing this safely to avoid injury.
There will be more to come I assure you as to the details – but I look forward to sharing my journey with you all!