So I have two significant race weekends under my belt, and the Disney Marathon and Princess Glass Slipper Challenge. Those are two big race weekends for me. Now I am focusing on my local races. I hired Jeff Galloway to be my e-coach and I am now working towards my plan for the Providence Marathon on May 3.
Mentally, I am struggling. I don’t feel like I just did a half marathon last weekend because IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! However, I did so I need to do as Jeff says and start working my with my conscious brain to tell my subconscious brain that I can do this. On the plan is a 17 mile run this weekend. I feel like I just had a set of long runs when I was training for the full marathon. But that was really a long time ago because it was back in November and December when I was ramping up the miles. So this is the part of the training that takes more mental work than physical. I have to believe in myself that I can prepare for this race. Even though it is soon after my January marathon.
Back in the day I NEVER thought I would really do a marathon, and now here I am preparing for another one within the same year as doing my second one. I am looking forward to working with Jeff and I know that he is going to help me achieve this goal and help me set my future goals without getting injured and I have to trust him and LISTEN to what he recommends for my intervals.
My future goals are to finish the Providence full with a decent time, to work towards training for Dopey for 2015 (YIKES), and MAYBE, just maybe to qualify for Boston one day. I don’t know when that day will be, but I’d like to get some more marathons under my belt to see what my potential is to reducing my times to prepare for a goal like that.
Do you have goals for 2014? Do you have fears?