Yep, I've lost my mind. I've always said that I saw no reason to run further then 10 miles but the need to lose weight for a wedding does strange things to a girl.
It all started yesterday when my sister messaged me and asked if I wanted to do the AC 1/2 Marathon with her. I told her I wasn't sure I was up for it but I'd check with Joe. I wanted to check with Joe because I figured that if he was interested I'd have someone to train with. I'd love to train with my sister but our schedules never work out and I know I can't do this on my own.
When I was at the gym yesterday afternoon I mentioned it to Mandy while we were walk/running on the treadmill and she was all about it. Then when I asked Joe last night he said he would do it too! I'm figuring between Shana, Mandy & Joe, I should be able to find someone to run with!
My first task was to find a training plan. The race is October 21st so we only have about 12 weeks to train. After reviewing a couple of different options I settled on the plan below from www.MarathonRookie.com. I tweaked it a little because the days don't match up with the race, I just shifted everything down a day so that I'm doing long runs on Sunday.As long as do the runs I should be fine and I'm thinking I'll stick with it because I've never done this distance before. I slacked off on my 10 mile plan because I'd done it before and wasn't worried about not finishing. This time I want to not only finish but keep my with my long legged quick running pals. Training starts 8/14, wish me luck!