It’s hard to believe a week ago I was hanging with my parents and Dana attending the Cleveland Marathon Expo. I wish I could relive the whole weekend, as it was one for the record books!!
As YOU ALL know (and are probably rolling your eyes as I keep posting about it) I finished the Cleveland Marathon in 3:35:46 WITH 4 rest stops AND the worst weather EVER (hail, snow, sleet, rain, down pours, water spouts, squalls of CRAP). Oh yea and those 4 stupid rest stops with hands not working to take off my pants!!!
As you know I have been dwelling on those rest stops, as if they wouldn’t have happened I am pretty sure around a 3:25 marathon would happened… Bathroom stops at miles 9, 14, 17, and 24 as shown below…
What can I do about it?? I mean I could have crapped my pants, but really no one wants that. So I need to move on. IT IS WHAT IT IS!!!
not LITERALLY 😉
Well, for me in order to move on I NEED A PLAN! I can’t come that close to my Boston qualifying time and just throw in the towel. I have to go after it. SOOO I HAVE A PLAN!! There are many steps to this plan =) You know I can’t ever just do something EASY….because you know what Boston takes work, not everyone gets in and there is a reason for that!
So here is the plan…
1.) I have race anxiety that messes with my stomach MAJORLY on race day, so what should I do?? RUN MORE RACES!!! I don’t run many races so it’s about time I get my act together and get out there. I have a few 5k’s, 10k’s, and a half in mind…
2.) Continue lifting…this was a game changer for me during my last training period, so this must continue.
3.) Follow the same training program, as let’s face it my paces were spot on! YAYAY HANSONS =)
4.) RELAX…. I seriously need to do this, this is all supposed to be FUN.
5.) Figure out when my next marathon will be, so here is that plan…
* PLAN A (this is what I want to do if all works out) RUN the Fox Cities Marathon on Sept. 18th in Wisconsin.
That’s right family and friends, I need you all at every dang mile! I know I have my pace DOWN but seeing you all out there will even make me faster! Plus once I figure out my nutrition plan I can give you all water, snacks, other items to have on hand to assist me. SERIOUSLY PLEASE MARK IT DOWN AND FILL THE STREETS!!!
* PLAN B…..now the Boston Marathon has yet to announce it’s registration dates. IF the dates fall in line with how they have in the past, the Fox Cities Marathon date is just fine. I hopefully will qualify and can register that Monday BUT if for some reason this is earlier I am going to have to go to the ERIE MARATHON.
Boston usually announces these dates around July 1st, so this is when everything will be 100%.
So there you have it friends! I have a plan!!! Going to take my stab at Boston ONE MORE TIME. Nothing worthy while ever was easy right????
This is going to be EPIC I just know it!!
Thanks for following along on my journey! MORE CUPCAKES WILL BE CONSUMED!!!