It’s happening, folks. I always swore I’d never be one of those crazy people who runs marathons for fun, but now I’m taking the leap. Through my partnership with BibRave, I will be running the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon on May 29, 2016.
Of course, I’m feeling all the feelings; excited, hopeful, nervous, terrified… This could end up being either really excellent or really awesome, because depending on how my Mary Poppins audition in December goes, I may be in a show and marathon training at the same time. Yeah, I know. Glutton for punishment, right here. But it was just too perfect–free registration to my hometown marathon, which I will complete 20 days after my 30th birthday. It just felt like the right time for the attempt. And I also looked at the Hal Higdon Novice 1 training plan, and my longest runs (18 and 20 miles) wouldn’t be on the schedule until after the show is over, so it hopefully won’t be too insane.
I know I teased some thoughts yesterday about not being able to establish a running routine, and I still plan to talk about that later this week, but the short of it is, I think having a marathon to train for will force me to find and stick to a routine. Stay tuned.
What’s your best piece of advice when training for a marathon?