Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Marathon Training Schedule
I just rec'd the first draft of my FULL MARATHON training. I am feeling really excited and overwhelmed all at the same time. My first week is 50 miles and I have 5 weeks throughout that I reach up to 65 miles a week. I have never run that much in my life!! My mind is already racing about HOW I am going to complete this 10.5week training and also maintain my life and responsibilities as a wife, mother and business owner.
I feel such a strong sense of will and fight though. I WANT this more than anything. I want to run a marathon and I want to run it at the BEST Possible potential I can.
I want to exceed my own goals and expectations. I want to feel that rush of crossing the finish line after running 26.2 miles of my very best effort. I want to WIN.
The Win won't be necessarily be finishing first, thought that would be nice, but it will be finishing what I started. knowing I worked my butt off for 10wks and then get to reap the rewards of finishing....finishing STRONG.
Since I was a little girl, I've had the heart of a runner....too bad I waited so long to persue it...but I can't dwell on that now. I have been working with my coach for 5months and have exceeded His and My expectations. I have already achieved all the goals I had set.....I thought they would take me well over a year to hit. I feel confident that this is a gift the Lord has given me. It's hard to explain but when I'm running...more specifically racing, I feel something change inside me.....it's such a wonderful feeling. I feel like I'm doing something I was born to do:)
When I decided 3 mo's ago I wanted to run a full marathon my goal was to TRY and qualify for Boston in 3:40:00......but now...since I've been running more and seen more of my potential, my goal is to go under 3:20:00....and I reserve the right to change that again!:):)
the other day Joel said to me "you are in 3:17:00 marathon shape right now" lol...I thoguht to myself "heck NO!"....(but I WILL be!).
This is a dream for me. I always said "some day I'll run a marathon" but so often those "somedays" never turn into anything. I'm super excited that I am making my goals and dreams into a reality:)
I get all fired up inside when I think about it.
My challenge will be to stay focussed and committed and still get everything else done in my life.
My business is moving into a new studio in 2wks and we have so much going on...but I can do it. I plan to SLEEP A LOT so don't be offended friends if I don't come out much for the next 2.5 months and I plan to EAT A LOT (lol), and I plan to PRAY A LOT.
so...there it is. my first blog about this fantastic journey I'm about to embark on.
Marathon, Here I COME!!!!