Ever since I was a kid I thought it would be fun to run a marathon, but for some reason (mostly FEAR) I never put the effort into achieving my goal. My desire never became an intention – until NOW, exactly 8 years after I originally set a goal to finish one by age 30. Missed that one, but hey, better late than never, right? So here I am a first time Marathoner, a first time Ambassador, and a first time Blogger – SO EXCITING and, not going to lie, also a little scary…OK a lot scary.
So the key question now becomes “How am I going to finish this beastly 26.2 mile race in one piece?” Well, here is my answer:
1. Train / Run: I will never achieve my goal if I do not get out there and simply RUN. Right now I am running 5/6 days a week. On Mondays I do a 6 mile run, on Tuesdays I do an interval training running class that includes weight training. I rest on Wednesday. Thursdays I either run 4 miles up Runyon Canyon or another 6 mile loop around West Hollywood. And on Saturday or Sunday I am starting to get the miles I need – last weekend I did 9 miles and this past weekend I did 12. My plan is to add 1-2 miles onto every long run every weekend and to keep my running on weekdays consistent. I am absolutely terrified of running my first 20 miler but I am not going to let FEAR hold me back anymore. This brings me to my next step in the plan to finish my first marathon:
2. Join a TEAM or Training Group: […]