If only it were that easy.
Well it's about time for a temporary change of pace. Four years since my last marathon and feeling the itch to do it again. This time a real, achievable goal: 3:10:59. I had no urge to go 26.2 again until my first (yes there will be a first) Ironman. However, my bro-in-law signed up for the Tucson Marathon and it reminded me of my first time. This was not only my first marathon, but my first running race--period.
I thought about it hard last week, and (while at work) I realized that I had written my own training plan for the next 16 weeks. I also realized that one of my major before-30 goals is within reach, and suddenly 30 is not far off. Oops, I guess I'll do it. I needed a running focus anyway. Starting Monday the run volume will go up and the bike/swim will become cross-training. At least two more tris to come this year to take advantage of my current base, but also an 8-miler, 10-miler and whatever else gets in the way.
Other pre-30 goals are within my sights but no commitments yet... For now it's RUN TIME!
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