Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crazy thoughts of running

I have my first sprint tri of the season on Sunday.  I wish I was more prepared than I am but there is nothing I can do about that now.  This is my benchmark race for the season which is good because I just have to improve from there.  Of course this is the week that I decided to run and ride outside in my hilly neighborhood and totally killed my legs.  I am hoping that they spring back in time for the race otherwise it is going to be a very long day.  The strangest thing is that while pondering if my legs will return after rubbing them down with icy hot, I had a crazy thought.  I wonder if I can fit training in for a marathon this year?  After a short conversation with myself about the craziness of this thought, my rational side had talked my crazy dreamer side down to a 1/2 marathon.  I crawled under the covers and passed out for the night.  The next day I did some looking into training for the 1/2 marathon and the next thing I know my crazy dreamer side had pulled up marathon training and convinced my rational side that training for a marathon was the best idea.  Not only that, but also to use the 1/2 marathon as a training goal on the way to the marathon.  I am currently trying to be able to run a decent 5k and these are the ideas that I have. You know what they say, go big or go home.  Marathon training has now been incorporated into my triathlon and cycling training.  Let the good times roll!!


  1. YAY for marathon training!! Hope your legs are back and ready for your run!