So, I’m officially in for the New York City Marathon.
Thankfully, I was able to get a spot, even though I was originally shut out on lottery day.
So it’s time to start making some notes in my training journal and start sketching out a plan.
I’m pacing a friend and coworker at Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota on June 20 (she needs to be under 3:50). But that won’t be an all-out race.
So that means I will end up with a full five-month plan and build up for NYC. I’m excited to see what I can do when I pour that much time into a single race instead of racing every three weeks and hoping everything comes together.
I think back to where I was at the start of 2014, and that strategy made sense and worked. I raced often and stair-stepped my times down.
But now, racing that often has more potential to end in injury. And I don’t think I can achieve my long-term goals without a refocus and shift in training mentality and methods.
I’m excited. Bring on NYC 2015.