Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Great Debate Continues

Run Time: 50 minutes Run Distance: 5 miles Additional: 3/15 Abductors @ 80 lbs, 3/15 Adductors @ 80 lbs, 150 crunches, 50 squats

Had a pretty good workout yesterday. Despite the fairly nice weather, I decided to run inside just so that I could figure out what my distance really was. The gym was pretty empty so at least I didn't have to deal with fighting for a treadmill. It's absolutely gorgeous today but they said it was supposed to get cooler later this week. So I think I'll probably end up running outside today.

So the question you all are still wondering...Is she going to run the marathon? I apologize Chris, I still don't have an answer for you. But you are running one if I do!! I would LOVE to run the marathon and accomplish that goal a year early. And I've spoken with a lot of people about it lately. Most said to go for it. My dad, the reasonable mind, said "I think that could be a bit of a lofty goal." He also told me that he didn't really have any way of giving me advice since he hadn't ran a marathon and was not a runner. So I'm kind of stuck in between. I'm thinking that maybe I should complete my half marathon this summer and then see how it goes and maybe I can travel to a marathon. But then again, my half marathon falls right in the middle of the perfect training for a marathon....at the 8 week mark. So it would fit nicely into training for the Twin Cities Marathon. I have to register soon though if I'm going to do it because registration is already half full and it just opened on Friday! Ah talk about a decision!

Anyway, Chris what do you think? Should we go for it?

6 comments:

alienontherun said...

Chris do it!!! gogogo marathon!!!

chris said...

I think your idea of using the half as training is sound. If you start training for a marathon, you will have long runs of a lot more than 13 miles; you will be up in the 15, 18, and 20 mile range. So i think they go hand in hand.

The more I think about it, the more scared I get. That is a lot of running. However, we do have A LOT of time.

No advice from your dad, but what does your BF think about it? My wife thinks I am nuts. I talked to Coach Kip and he thinks it is plenty of time to be ready. In fact, he talked about flying in and us doing the Rock n Roll Marathon in San Antonio together (that one is also in November).

Alien, save some money and hop on a plane in November for the Rock n Roll Marathon! I am told those are the best to run. They have bands at every mile and it is like a big party. This will be the first one in San Antonio. http://www.rnrsa.com/home.html

Rachel said...

The BF pointed out that it is a lot of miles. He was supportive but perhaps worried at the same time? LOL. I don't know how to put it. Andy if you read this...you can tell them what you think. LOL

*jen* said...

Go for it!!

alienontherun said...

Id love to do that, I was thinking about it... But I just bought tickets to go snowboarding on December to Canada with the family. Also, the plane ticket to San Antonio is over $1300 from here... So unless I win the lottery it's hard to do it this year. But I'm planning on doing that for next year!!!

chris said...

Oh, and I have decided: WE are running marathons!