Monday, July 12, 2010

Change of Plan

I know I had mentioned I was going to start marathon training on Hal Higdon's Novice 2 schedule today, July 12, 2010...

...But then I started to think that I could push myself a BIT harder now that I've run SIX marathons. No, not all of them were good by any means, but I really shouldn't discount myself as a "novice," injuries or not.

What...did you think I was going to say that I have deferred my training?? Fat chance!

It is now the time that I should step it up at least a little. I know Hal says that even on a Novice schedule, one can qualify for Boston, but I think I need a little help. Of course, the gung-ho in me was hoping I could do a program that had hills and sprints incorporated into it... but I think that I could add those sparingly on my own as I attempt to get myself back into good shape.

Yes, my blog friends, I am serious about making some kind of improvement, but I am not so ambitious to the point that I would wreck it all by re-injuring myself. So I feel that this is a happy and do-able medium, if only I can follow it as closely as possible. No, my body might not tolerate my marathoning goals very well, but I'm still determined to overcome my fears and all the other obstacles I put up against myself.

Lastly, I was inspired by this:

“Do all the good you can,
In all the ways you can,
To all the souls you can,
In every place you can,
At all the times you can,
With all the zeal you can,
As long as ever you can”

-John Wesley

...And so it begins!


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