Saturday, April 16, 2011

I Might be Crazy, But...

Today's leader at run club has run 5 marathons- White Rock x 4 and Cowtown x 1. She suggested White Rock over Cowtown for my first, but then she also asked why I didn't just run the full marathon instead of the half when we go to St. Louis in October. Hmmm... that's a good question. I really want to do a full marathon but I'm just not sure that trip is the time to do it. I've been looking at MarathonGuide.com and there's a full marathon in Galveston in February. It's flat. Big plus. Weather has potential to be good. Plus. It's not too far from home. Another plus. Downside? It's 2 loops and I hate multiple loop courses... but I'd probably never notice on a 26.2 mile course. I didn't even know I ran past a Taco Bell on my half marathon. I get in the zone and don't notice much of anything. It's also small (that can probably be good and bad). Last year there were 149 finishers, and 53 of those were women. The first loop is shared with half marathoners and there were significantly more people running that race. It's February 5, 2012. That's 9 weeks after our half marathon in Vegas. So...  

What do you think???
How would I set up my training plan to run a half on 10/23 and 12/4 and a full on 2/5? 
If you've run a marathon, what training plan did you follow?

I think I have Marathon Fever. All this Boston hype has me fired up.

3 comments:

Pam said...

If you run one half on 10/23 you could just maintain your long run base until your next one on 12/4. At that point, you're already running 13 miles, which is about where you would be 8 or 9 weeks out from race day on a marathon training plan anyway. You can TOTALLY do this!

Shanda said...

Hey I agree you can Def do it. I would love to do the Galvesto marathon with you. I am following Hal higdons 18 week program and I am doing a half during that training at about week 9!!

Shanda said...

You can do it!!! Let's to Galveston together!!! I'm doing a half during my
Marathon training at about 9 weeks. So pretty close to the same as you!!!