I ran the 4 mile, The Race to Deliver in Central Park this past Sunday. This was my 9th race of the year, and I’ve already received my volunteer credit from the NY Road Runner’s club. So, I can happily say that I’ve reached my goal of qualifying for the 2010 NYC Marathon. So one milestone reached, many more to go.
I am excited about the prospect of running the marathon again, but I am a little disappointed that I haven’t been as consistent with running as I would have liked this year. My pace has been around 8-9 minutes a mile at these races, and that’s not exactly where I wanted to be. But I guess life is like that sometimes: some successes, some disappointments. You keep trying, and you aim for more successes and try to minimize the disappointments.
One of my friends trained hard for about 8 months and was able to run the marathon in around 3 hours, and I’d like to get there as well by next October. I ran my first marathon at a little over 4 hour mark, so if I complete my 2nd marathon in under 3 hrs, then that would really be amazing.
It seems impossible right now, and those of you who are avid runners may agree that it’s impossible. Well, let’s see.. I have a lot of work ahead of me. I have about 11 months to train.
I’ll keep you posted on my training and everything that I learn along the way. In addition to training, I have a lot of research ahead of me. This site seems like a good starting point: http://www.sub3hour.com/
I have to be lucky too and stay injury free. The one roadblock I see is not my Achilles, but my right knee. As long as my right knee holds up, I am confident that I can do it.
I wish you all a speedy recovery!