Tuesday, February 14, 2012

18 Weeks!

As I type this, I am mildly hyperventilating as in 18 Weeks, I will be toeing the line of Grandma's Marathon.  June seems like a long long way away....but when you break it down into weeks, it will be here before I know it.  Now I just need to figure out how to train for this bad boy.

As it stands, I am planning on doing the Novice Plan that was posted on the Grandma's Marathon website.  I think I would tweak it a little bit to include weekly yoga and cross training.  I have included a screen shot of what the plan looks like.  I think it is doable.

Another option I have available to me is a class that is offered through the Minnesota Distance Running Association.  The class is set up to meet a couple times a week to prepare for this marathon.  I am toying with the idea of joining the group so I have a bigger support system and long run buddies.  With the pros comes a few cons....I don't want to pay extra for running and I am not sure I could swing the schedule while juggling the kids activities in with marathon training.   There is an informational meeting on Thursday and I am planning on going.  It can't hurt to get more information, right?


Before I forget......Happy Valentine's Day!  This made up stupid Hallmark holiday is not my favorite.  Today it was extra special....I had a big meeting at work in which I was on the committee and I got a phone call from school to pick up a puking child.  To steal a line from Jess, we had three barfisodes in the car on the way home.  Yay.  At least it was pink.  Hope you all get to spend some puke free time with your loved ones.

12 comments:

Teamarcia said...

18 weeks seems so far away yet I know it is not. All the best with your training! Sorry about the barfing. Yuck.

gba_gf @ Neurosis of the Stay at Home Marathoner said...

I'm going to say: I'm SO FREAKING JEALOUS. I absolutely wanted to run Grandma's, but once I figured out the cost for air-fare I decided that the only way I could come was to sell one of my kids, and my H was all ~like~ "no"...

bobbi said...

GRANDMA'S!!!! WAHOO!!!

I will be curious to see how you like that plan. I looked at it last year, but it is way a lot of running days per week for me.

After running with a group for a year, I will say that nothing beats a running club for long runs. I hope it works out for you...

Michelle said...

Wow how exciting! Good luck with your training!

Michelle Dragoo said...

WOO HOO! You go lady! I had thought about the 1/2 marathon, but wonder if I am too late, or can be ready! So proud of you!

raulgonemobile said...

Sorry about the pink spew.. bleh.

Wow, that's a heck of a training plan! Good for you!

Al's CL Reviews said...

pink spew...yum!

It sounds doable (the marathon)!

Carolina John said...

Yoga and crosstraining are a good thing. The 18 weeks will go by quicker than you think! Enjoy it.

Marissa said...

woohoo, the marathon sounds awesome. Never heard of it, but I'll have to check it out :) You can and WILL do it!!!

Megsie said...

Eww. I am sorry you have a sick kid. Your plan looks...great for you! For me, well, I may have nightmares tonight. (Where are the cheeto's in that chart?)

Taryn said...

Totally do-able! It will go by fast, and you'll be ready before you know it!

KKB said...

Good luck on your mary training. I am trying to pull one off on four runs a week...tues/thurs/sat/sun. There are so many plans out there that it's tough to know which route to take. Hope to read a great race report, though!