I have SO SO SO much to recap from my weekend in Portland with my awesome friends are Fitbloggin. I worked out a ton. I met a ton of awesome people. I miss them all so dearly already. Those posts need to come together and will soon!
But time to get back to the grind right?!
Marine Corps Marathon Training has officially begun!
I’m on a 16 week plan – scratch that – 16 week JOURNEY to help me get to my first FULL Marathon!
I’ve decided to enlist some expert help in this so that I stay focused, on track, [hopefully] uninjured, all while incorporating my beloved crosstraining along with running days!
This lady will coach me there:
I’ve been chatting back and forth with Amanda for some time and after seeing her experience with racing, vast knowledge of running, along with her solid understanding of crosstraining and the role it plays with racing and training, I knew I had to have her in my corner as my marathon run coach!
I will also be adding her Button [once I can access a pc vs. use my ipad to blog] to my right sidebar too, by the way, in case you are interested in her coaching services!
Truthfully, I know she’s not my only support – that’s a given. I have a ton of running [& non-running] friends who answer my million questions and listen to me vent and rave about training. My Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds alone get me pumped up and ready to go – even my friends I haven’t met yet IRL are a wealth of knowledge and support! I have the most understanding family who lets me tip-toe out early to go run or workout and encourages me to keep going.
I AM READY. 26.2, I’m coming for you!
Amanda had me build up to a base of a 12-mile long run, which I will do this coming weekend, and I’ve completed a some time trial to see where my starting point was before creating my plan. She’s been nothing but supportive and answered my 100 questions that mostly came from anxiety about the marathon. I have the utmost confidence she’ll get me to the marathon healthy and ready!
So, when I do my weekly Sunday (normally that day of the week) posts to recap my Weekly Workouts Roundup I’ll be sure to note how Marathon Training is going and update you guys on my progress. You’ve all been on my Half Fanatics journey with me and have even supported me to be able to run Marine Corps.
I will do my best to make you proud 😉
Anyone else kicking off marathon training season??
Your best advise for me?