Thursday, June 10, 2010
It's coming up... very quick. Marathon Training for this year's ING NYC Marathon starts July 5th. I've decided to do the Hal Higdon Novice 2 schedule.
The Novice 2 is slightly more difficult than the Novice 1 I did last year, but only requires 4 days of running.
I thought about trying his Intermediate program, but this summer is just too busy to commit to running 5 days a week. I do want to PR by a lot -- still hope for an hour or so, a time goal of 4 hours this year. But, I'm not married to that number. A 4:20 sounds pretty darn good too... esp after last year's 4:50.
There's less than a month until training starts, and I'm using this time to focus on weight loss. I'd like to run the marathon weighing 120 - 122 lbs. And, I want to hit that weight by June 20th. I want to be literally lighter on my feet this year, to help my knees & my overall time. Also, I can do without the C cup breasts this time around.... they tend to fade to Bs at 125lbs.
It won't hurt looking better for my beach trips this summer, either... at 122 lbs I can wear my bikini with pride. Two birds, one stone.
I have 3 lbs to go. I know these will be tough... but I plan to stick to it. Hit the low end of the calorie range -- more 1200 days than 1500 days- eat pretty healthy overall, and get lots of rest. Training will be a much bigger challenge this year-- I've got a relationship, a demanding workload, and a more ambitious time goal. And a month to prepare my body to take it all on.