Monday, April 11, 2011


As soon as I told myself that I wouldn't follow a schedule for two months, I've found myself yearning to run. I've stuck true to the 20-25 miles per week approach for now, but lately I cannot seem to read enough on running. I google races, read forums, read blogs, google training plans, etc. I'm so excited about running the NYC Marathon and I'm ready to begin training for it. It's 30 weeks away ...

I found a half marathon today that is 5 weeks before NYC. I think this is perfect. It's not too close to NYC, so I can actually RACE the half and not worry about not recovering in enough time. But, still that's 25 weeks away, so I have some time.

Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying sleeping in on the weekends and not stressing about getting in my miles but I'm getting very anxious!!

I'm feeling ambitious today. I'm thinking a 1:33 for the Half Marathon and a 3:20-3:25 for NYC.



  1. Those sound like GREAT goals!!! You can do it!! I'd like to run a 1:33 half too! My last marathon was 3:23:59, and my half PR is basically the same as yours! I think your goals are definitely within reach! NYC will be an awesome marathon!

  2. i think those are solid goals. wooooooooot! but i'm betting if you can hit the 1:33 then you might be able to go faster in the marathon. 1:33 is my half pr and i can run a faster full. i think the calculators say you could probs run a 3:18 with a 1:33 half....not 100% sure though. still exciting!

    and isn't it funny that we crave those things that we've decided to shelve or not do?!

  3. I think you are right on with those numbers Jaime! You are already in the 1:30's neighborhood with your half marathon's and once you have some hot summer training sessions behind you your body will be ready for a fast half marathon in the fall and a similarly fast NYC Marathon. I say put the pedal to the metal and go for it! You've got the stuff! :-]