Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Crawl, walk, run 26.2 - The Mardi Gras Marathon
Well, there's nothing like going from a complete stop to running a marathon. I just signed up for the New Orleans Mardi Gras Marathon at the end of February. It's my first marathon and it will likely be a doosy. I'm incredibly excited and at the same time, I'm incredibly worried.
Mainly what it means is that I'll need to stay motivated and run the entire winter, which isn't the easiest thing in the snowy north east. Regardless, I'm committed to making this happen and doing well. It requires some more rigorous training and planning, but I'm confident I can do the mileage.
To answer some questions, no, I haven't been doing a whole lot of walking. I just frankly can't stand it. It's too slow. Plus, it's been raining. Unlike Susan, I love running in the rain, but I can't stand walking in it. And, thankfully, this stupid brace comes off in less than a week. I can't wait!
OK, that said, I know there are a ton of training programs/sites out there. Does anyone have a particular one that you're using that's working well?