The time has come! Training for the Little Rock Marathon has begun. I've built a training plan and I plan to stick with it....this time.
After my first Ironman (Wisconsin, 2007) I decided to run the Little Rock Marathon. I figured, why not. I had already done a lot of running in preparation for the Ironman so that, surely, gave me a jump start on training for just a little old marathon, right?
Well...a funny thing happened on the way to the finish line. Well, O.K. I'll say it, a lot of time elapsed on the way to the finish line, like 4:42:and change. My marathon at the Ironman was 4:57:and change. So the absence of swimming 2.4 miles and biking 112 only netted me 15 minutes.
The truth is I did not train properly for the LR Marathon in 2008. I disrespected the distance. I paid the price and got exactly what I deserved. I will not make that same mistake again.
I'll lay it out right now...my goal for the 2010 LR Marathon is a sub-4. That's already a stretch goal but, what if I could qualify for Boston? I'd have to run a 3:30! Now that's a stretch goal!