Since apparently nobody encourages 35-day marathon training, I had a bit of a time finding a program to follow for the LA Marathon. Instead of saying “F it, I’m just gonna eat cookies and drink beer all month”, I decided to use all of my Personal Training Knowledge*, Successful Marathon Experience*, and Natural Smarts*, to make my own. What can I say? I’m a true pioneer.
* I don’t actually posess any of these things
I have a couple weekend trips coming up that threw a big ass wrench in my plans, but I think I worked around them pretty well. How successful my first snowboarding trip in Big Bear will be after a 20-miler is soon to be found out. (I’m guessing lots of drinking will take place)
Started this crazy adventure on the right foot with 4 miles at .5% at marathon pace last night in an apartment gym hotter than Hades. It was like Bikram Running. Isn’t that a real thing?
What do you think of the plan? Is it enough? Do-able? Crazy pants?
Also, don’t you think I should treat myself to a little running gear binge? This is what I wore last night. I bought the tights in 2006 to wear under my softball pants – they have been through complete hell and back (but I still <3 them).