Thats right. After 6 months of aimless running (also known as “non-running”) I’ve officially signed up for my next marathon. EEEEEEEEE! Squeals of delight! I’m not sure why it makes such a big difference to me, but I already feel different. My training doesn’t officially begin for a few weeks, but I’m super excited.
My plan is to do a six week base building phase followed by a 12-week training cycle. The base building is all about getting my groove back. I need to get used to running frequently and increasing my weekly mileage and the length of my long runs. This is HUGE especially since right now a five mile run would be considered “long” [blush].
I’m going to be following my FAVORITE plan. Yes, Mr. Pete Pfitzinger is my go to guy when it comes to focused training. It is the 12 week, 55 mile max plan from the book Advanced Marathoning. It got me to my first sub four and my BQ last year at Grand Rapids.
I have NO idea what kind of goal I’m going to be setting for myself. I’m going to put that off for awhile until I can see how my life shakes out in the next few months. I have no idea how things are going to go once I get into my new job and all the traveling. So, for now, my only goal is to hang out with my favorite race distance: the marathon!
~~~in other news~~~
Mr. Dawn and I signed our first “offer” to buy a house today. Eeep! I’m pretty sure my life has gone through TOO many changes in such a short time. We really need to start spacing these things out….or I’m going to pass out!