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Final Decision Sorta

Monday, December 03, 2012

After encouraging others to Do Hard Things, equating long run training to Having a Marathon Baby and even considering whether or not I Am Ready it's almost time to make a decision about whether or not I'm cut out for the full 26.2 miles of joy or if I should stick with my Pikirmi.

I have already plotted my mileage and races for 2013 (hush) and realized that none of my races were a distance that I hadn't done before. I'm fond of saying that your goals should scare you just a little bit, or they aren't quite high enough goals. I can't go an entire year playing it safe.

I have planned my training and I think I can do it. It will be humbling to have to s.l.o.w back down after pushing myself to run faster and faster this last year or so. But I think it will be good for me. It also seems to fit in. I've done an Oly Tri in a little over 3 hours. I want to do a 70.3 in 2014 and anticipate that to take 7 hours or more. If I throw a Marathon in there in around 5 hours, it will be a good stepping stone on the endurance highway. Right?

My Master Plan

Thanks to NoMeatAthlete and his Marathon Road Map, I have a great training plan. I can register on December 8th. Which is this Saturday. And training will start December 30th.

Okay, I think I'm sufficiently scared now.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TJCADDO 12/11/2012 7:46PM

    You are right about making goals a little scary. It does get you farther down the road.
2013 is yours!

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TRIPIXIE 12/4/2012 1:27PM

    Thank you!! I'm cautiously optimistic... ;o)

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TINAKATRINA1 12/4/2012 11:12AM

    Yes, but you have a plan to get there, so you can do this!! emoticon

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GOING-STRONG 12/3/2012 11:20PM


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