I'm writing this first post while watching the Boston Marathon. In these past weeks I've met some Twitter folk from Chicago who are running Boston. Although I don't really know them yet, I'm rooting for them and everyone else who was able to qualify. It's quite a feat! If I want to qualify, I'd have to run Chicago in 3:40, which is an 8:25 mile. Can I do it?
Because of the toll marathon training takes on the body, I said I'd only do one. Right. Watching Boston is getting me hyped that I could possibly be running it next year. I'm still six months away from my first marathon and I'm already thinking about my next! To further my excitement, I did a calculation of what my long run pace should be in order to ready me for a qualifying pace. It turns out that my long run pace should be between 9:26 and 10:39. Without knowing this when I did my first long run yesterday, I ran ten miles at a 9:35 pace. Right on schedule!
I look forward to telling you about my training experience! Cheers to six months of aches and pains, eating a lot, and living every day with a purpose!