Monday, December 8, 2008

Inspired for a Monday

All of this reading about sucessful marathons has me fired up to start training for my next marathon. Congratulations to Julianne and Aron for amazing PR's and for Dando for running his first marathon. Great job everyone and very inspiring for us all!

I have been researching marathons like mad and I want to train hard for my next one, hopefully in about twelve weeks. I have a bit of a confession. I have never really followed a true plan. Sure I have done 50 mile weeks, done speed work, hills, etc, but I have never really put it all together. This time I plan to follow a plan to a "T" and see how that goes.

I also want to watch my diet. Being 10lbs lighter would definately help me run faster, so I am hereby comitting to watching my diet. I am also participating in the Bootie Buster Challenge. I am curious how it will go if I put it all together!

I feel much better and my voice is returning to normal. I went for a run 10K run yesterday at our indoor track. I had a decent run, although I have lost some of the speed I had before I was sick, but I'm sure it will come back. The almost two weeks I took off was good for me mentally, but I'm ready to go... I really missed running, which is good, I guess.

As for what marathon, I am not telling yet (LOL), but I really want to run them all!! (I have issues, I know). I am eyeing up one in February and two in March.

Today I have not have a workout yet, but I plan to go for a swim in a little while. Hope you all had a great Monday, and thanks for reading.

35 comments:

RunToFinish said...

I agree I am all fired up from their reports too!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

It's great to harness that excitement and put a training plan together for whatever is next on your plate!

RoadBunner said...

Can't wait to hear about your next race choice. Maybe Napa Valley?

J said...

you are on a roll with these marathons!! I am sure your speed will come back - your body is prolly still healing! Hope you get back to 100% soon!

Melanie said...

can't wait to hear about your next marathon! how many marathons do you think you're aiming for in 2009? :)

Blyfinn said...

I feel the same way. It makes me wish that my next marathon was closer then May.

MCM Mama said...

Can't wait to hear what marathon you are planning to run. I have to admit I'm currently fighting the "need" to run another one.

Run Mommy said...

Hey there, I really want to know where you end up in 12 weeks..what one are you thinking?

X-Country2 said...

Look at you with the marathon bug! I've never followed a plan, so I'm excited to read how it works for you.

the gazelle said...

It is fun to read everyone's reports. I'm currently planning on a May marathon. :)

Landy said...

I'm motivated by how often you race.

SuperDave said...
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SuperDave said...

I just don't know how u do it! Yes I do - hard work and dedication!
When I grow up, I want to be just like you. :)


oops I del the last post by accident

MizFit said...

wow. that is all.

I can help you brainstorm for the 10 el bees lighter if you nag me to get to RUNNING?

Denise said...

I need to sign up for another marathon, too. I need something to keep me motivated!

Kim said...

Come on down! We would love to have you!

Marlene said...

So glad you're feeling better!

I knew it wouldn't be long before you started planning your next marathon. Can't wait to hear about the ones you're considering.

I have no doubt that you'll knock the socks of whichever one(s) you choose if you stick to a strict training/nutrition plan.

Vava said...

Glad to hear you are on the mend, and I hope you had a nice swim. You are a marathon machine and I'm sure you'll run a bunch in 2009 and have a great time!

The Running Knitter said...

I always need a race on my calendar to help me keep motivated. I'm curious to hear which race is next for you!

Jess said...

Good luck with training to a "T"!

Sonia said...

10lbs lighter and following a kick-ass training you will be unbeatable on the road!!

Marcy said...

Oooooooo I can't wait to hear what you have planned next chica!

joyRuN said...

Wow, maybe February? Can't wait to hear where you're racing next!

*aron* said...

ohhhh thank you :)

i cant wait to hear what is next!! i am trying to figure that out too hehe. i am like ok aron dont be too anxious but its really hard at the same time!

cant wait to see how you like pfitz.. its truly a love/hate relationship with that plan. you will do great!! AND definitely email me with any questions!

BeachRunner said...

Good luck with the plan. I look forward to following your training as you prepare for the next marathon challenge. Go get em!!

N.D. said...

Oohh. why is it a secret?? Which ones are you eyeing? That sounds fun with all of your plans to make yourself a better runner !! It's always good to have a goal!

Laurel said...

Two in March, huh? Hmmmmm....

I was thinking tonight about how I would run faster and stronger if I lost 10lbs too. I thought it because I realized I had lost 10lbs since I started training for Philly and I got so much faster by the time the race rolled around.

LOL, funny how that works!

robison52 said...

You're such a tease! Why aren't you telling us yet about your next marathon(s)? Enquiring minds want to know!!

Catherine said...

Reading everyone's fitness doing definitely inspires me to kick it up a notch too! I don't think I'm ready for a real marathon yet though... maybe I should start out with a 1/2 marathon first. :)

Girl on Top said...

Good luck with your marathon running!

Tara said...

10 lbs lighter sounds good to me and is sure to be one of my new year's resolutions! haha I have never stuck to a plan either,which is something I plan on doing for my next marathon and hopefully it will pay off! Can't wait to hear which ones you plan on running :)

Julianne said...

Oooh, what's next???

Thanks for the shout. I'm glad I can help! :-)

Julianne said...

Oh and I'm doing the HBBC, too!!!

AddictedToEndorphins said...

Race reports are the best medicine:) Rock on, marci!

bryan82 said...

Awesome and good luck! I am fired up too. Cant wait to hear which one you decide on.