A good friend of mine recently asked me to run a marathon with her, the Rim Rock Marathon in Fruita, Colorado. At first, I thought it was a crazy idea. I mean, I'm pretty fit, I exercise everyday, but a marathon? Come on. Those are for truly committed athletes. But the more I mulled the idea over in my mind, I started to ask myself 'Why not me?', and I came to the realization that I'm the only one holding myself back from going for it.
Okay, so once I made the decision that I was going to do it, I set to work researching online. I've looked up training regimens, beginner tips, common mistakes, equipment, nutrition. I'm still researching. I've bookmarked several websites that I want to return to and delve into a little further. I've also ordered a book that should be coming next week. So this blog will be an expression of my thoughts and experiences along this journey. Using a training schedule for novice runners that I found online, with a few modifications, I will begin tomorrow and have planned out each of the next 39 weeks until race day.
November 13, 2010 ~ Rim Rock Marathon, here I come!!