When discussing marathon training plans, I often feel like the
boy girl who cries wolf . In fact, I even feel like the girl who cries wolf SAYING that I cry wolf…because I’ve cried it a few too many times.
But there is something about training plans that cause me to freeze up. Just like back in middle school, when your friends all stood around you pushing you to call the boy you have a crush on…you stammer around for 45 minutes getting up the courage…you dial…and immediately hang up. OK maybe not exactly like that, but I do tend to freeze about 2 weeks into the plan, for various reasons.
#2, #3, and #4, well let’s just say I learned my lesson, as stated above. *coughcoughIhardlytrained!cough* I walked into #5 with the best of intentions, and hired a coach. Well I burnt out on that too, as having someone as a almost authoritative figure hold me accountable for my training seriously stressed me out. I hated having to report back with my excuses (which were pretty valid, between school , two kids, and what felt like 2 months of being sick, blah) and feeling like I was totally letting someone else down. And long story short, there was that log and the whole ankle deal, and I didn’t even start marathon #5. Or marathon #6, as those 6 weeks off put a HUGE damper on training and overall morale.
So here we (you know, me and Coach Garmin) are, registered for #5, Myrtle Beach Marathon in February. 16 weeks from this Saturday. My “home turf”. I’ve run the half -marathon for the last 6…err 5 years (last year’s blizzard put a damper on our plans!) but for some reason, last March I was compelled to break tradition and register for the full.