137 days to go ...
This past winter while I was training for a marathon, I never really got into the training frame of mind that much. My approach was to just run more than what I was used to in the past couple of years.
Now that I’ve gotten through that and much more running than usual in the past six months, it’s REALLY time to step things up.
The Richmond Marathon is 137 days away (plus, several hours as I type this), and it feels FOREVER away.
But I need that time to be in “official” training mode. I need to get my long runs back to double digits sooner rather than later. I need to get my weekly miles to 30 or more later this summer.
I also need time built in for weeks that life may throw things my way or if I’m not feeling well. I didn’t do that this past winter and it really impacted my training.
So today is day 1. This first week is all about setting a baseline to then build on for a few weeks, actually have recovery weeks and then just keep pushing myself to do more.
I’m not out to “just finish” this race. I will have a goal for it, although I don’t know just yet what that will be.
I just know that I’m ready …