This post has been 20 days in the making, but you know I’ve been
lazy busy leading up to spring break. But now that I am in full-on lounge in sweatpants-or-read-by-the-pool-every-day-for-a-week mode, I can scream from the rooftops: I AM GOING TO RUN THE NEW YORK MARATHON.
Honestly, I have no business running this race. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. So far in 2015, I’ve only logged 1 week with more than 20 miles. That includes running 2 half marathons. Training has not been my strong suit lately. I just show up on race day and kinda wing it.
But this – this distance – this I can’t just ‘wing it’. So, I’ve done what most runners do – dive into the “How to Run a Marathon” training plans, blogs, fitness groups, to help with my panic. Yeah, that and fantasizing about eating and singing my way through a weekend in New York City, only about 10 years overdue.
So, as I spend the rest of this spring break with my feet up, reading all sorts of running books – women’s running, older running, marathon WTF running – and searching through AirBnB to find the right place to stay, I hope you all can enjoy my excitement, reluctance, and overwhelming panic.
What is your best first time marathon advice?