I have looked at my calendar and determined that I will begin training for the Chicago Marathon in June. However, in between now and marathon training, I still want to make sure I don’t get out of running shape. I’m not going to be following any sort of plan because I really want to run easy between now and then, however I do need a bit of structure. I’ve talked about my goals for the month and how they include running five times a week. I thought I’d share a bit more about what I have on the calendar between now and marathon training.
I’m not actually sure that I’ve mentioned this on the blog yet, but this upcoming weekend I’ll be running the B.A.A. 5K. I’m super excited and can’t wait for my first race in Boston (and yes, I’m staying in town to spectate the marathon). Once I’m back in DC, I’ll have another 5K before the end of the month. In May, I don’t have any races on the calendar but I am going to running camp! Remember how much fun I had at Bird Camp last summer? Well this year, I’m going back – Oiselle has introduced regional Bird Camps across the country and in May, I’m heading down to North Carolina for all the running with all the women. SO SO SO excited!
By the time camp is over, it’ll be the middle of May and I’ll be planning out my marathon training. I know I’m using the Hansons Training Method, but I like to have a spreadsheet listing out each week’s workout (like I did for my half marathon). I mean, what’s marathon training if I can’t freak myself out by looking two months ahead at my plan, right?
Oh and to keep things fun, I’ll run the Zooma Annapolis Half Marathon on June 4 – right as I’m beginning training. (PS – use code COURTNEY16 to save 10% on registration)
I am just excited. I’m excited for training, excited for raising money for the Ronald McDonald House (click here to read more about why I chose to raise money for them) and excited to absolutely kick butt at my 7th marathon this October.
Are you currently in training?