Choosing the race was fairly easy compared to choosing the training plan. I used the FIRST marathon training plan for my previous two and just felt like I needed something different this time around. Finally I settled on Hal Higdon's Novice 2 program. I really like that it has 4 days of running and 1 day of Cross Training. As a busy mom, it's hard to get out to run 4 days a week, but that's what alarm clocks and treadmills are for.
Luckily, I have my little sis to train with again, and Brandi is hoping to train along with us for her first half. The more, the merrier!
Although Larissa and I have different finishing times in mind, it's almost comical how focused we are. We both have something to prove and we're not messing around this time. I'm determined to break 4 hours. So much so that I made a deal with the hubs: If I don't break 4 hours I won't run another marathon. Talk about pressure.
|first tempo run: 5 miles at 7:46 pace|
Although I'm not crazy about having to train through the cold winter again, I am excited and ready to do this.
Third time's the charm, right?!