So in my last post (well, my last one before my last one) I said that I had a goal of running 26.2 in 2013, that I was going to do the full Pittsburgh Marathon. I didn’t meet that goal 😦 I over estimated how my pregnancy, delivery and recovery would go. Little Miss M cooked for two extra weeks, and I had a c/s. That meant that I was in no shape to run until almost September. I had planned to do a 5k in August, a 10k in October and then work up from there to a half in March and the full in May.
I did a mile race and The Fugitive run in September and that was it. I didn’t run again until January when I signed up for the Pittsburgh Half with Team in Training. What’s that they say about the best laid plans?
I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a reason. Some how, though I did a horrid job of training, I set a PR for a half. 13.1 miles in 2:36. Now, this was my third half and I’d gotten faster by about 6 minutes each one! Not too shabby for a slow girl right?
Well a lady from my neighborhood started a Facebook chat for her runner friends and she was all like “Call me crazy, but I want to run a marathon, anyone else in?” Well call me crazy too, because I’ve signed up to run the Philadelphia Marathon.
Yup, 26.2 miles. I’m running with Team in Training again. I’m scared out of my mind!
My longest long run since May has been 9 miles, and a slow 9 at that. Of course, crazy as it sounds, I need to work on slowing down! I think it was also slow because I was listening to podcasts and not music.
I signed up to finish the race in 5.30. Russ looked at me and told me that it should be doable for me. I think it will be. Even if I do some extra walking. If I get my butt in gear I will do this.