So lately I have been reading recaps upon recaps of marathons, half marathons, hat trick races, 5K’s, you guys know what I am talking about. Now don’t get me wrong I am not complaining in the slightest bit (my wallet might be though), but it has sparked an interest in me! Thinking back it has been two years since my first half marathon. I loved training for it, well the small bit of training that I did do. I also played soccer in college, and I loved practice and working towards a goal. Right now I workout. I go to the gym and I lift weights, then I do some cardio and don’t get me wrong it makes me feel good! But I miss working towards a goal. I want to train for something. To follow a plan for a reason. So that is why I am pretty set on taking the next step in my running journey. I think after contemplating for a year I want to embark on the marathon!
After reading up on marathon training I think I have the year of prep work under control. I have been running consistently for a year, although lately my mileage has gone down I feel I have about 20 miles a week. But I need your advice! I have read so many of you experiencing the marathon, but I am not sure what is right for me! How long do you train? What is a good program to follow? Any good races you have heard of in Ohio? Have any further advice, like how many pairs of shoes will I need to invest in? Or any good gear suggestions?
I know this is a huge commitment, and obviously I am not wanting to run a marathon in the winter in Ohio so I am shooting for the spring! So let me have it! I would really appreciate your thoughts!