Monday, July 19, 2010

Back in the Saddle again!

Today starts my 18 week journey to my 3rd PhiladelphiaMarathon !

The past 2 years, I have done a Liberman plan, and while it has been effective, I think it is time to change things up a bit.
My goal is a fall 2011 attempt at a BQ time. This year I would need to run a 3:20 marathon, and that's just not going to happen. Next year, I move up to the 45-49 age group, and would need a 3:30. So, the plan this year is to knock 10mins off my time, and hit a 3:40, so next fall I would only be 10mins away. I think it's asking too much to drop 20mins at once.

SO with a 2011 BQ my goal, I have done some research, and have chosen Uncle Hal, and his AdvancedI plan! He spells out everyday a plan/goal to accomplish, and I like the added hills & speed work. I think that will be a huge benefit come Nov. The past 2 years, I have logged miles, and not much else.

The only thing that might throw a monkey wrench into my 3:40 or bust plan, is this little race held in NYC on the 1st Sunday in Nov. I still have a shot at running it, with a charity. I have tried to raise awareness & money for ANRF, and was asked to go to NYC with them to the opening of NASDAQ.
While I was there, one of the board members was asking me to run the marathon for the foundation. While I am all for running it, $2500.00 is a lot of money to raise. I'll know more in the next week or so, if I am in or not. If I do run it, that will be 2 marathons in less than 16 days, and would make me MarathonManiac eligible!

So day one is in the books, and 18 more weeks to go!


Denise said...

it's making me so nervous that philly training is starting and i'm still in this boot! i'm so far behind!

joyRuN said...

I'm feeling exactly how Denise is, except Richmond is the week before Philly, so I'm even further behind.

Damn boot.

Michelle said...

Hey buddy, good luck with your training. We started just about at the same time.

I like the baby steps approach. Thanks for that.

GOOD LUCK. We are in this together!!!!

Yasi said...

Bill that's so exciting! That would be awesome if you, Butch and I all ran NY. We could even have Butch make some awesome shirts!

Middle Name Marie said...

Good luck with your training. Hal is my favorite!

sRod said...

Uncle Hal is my go to guy--although I deviate liberally.

Good luck with your races (I peeked ahead)! That sounds like a runner's nightmare and fantasy all wrapped into one.