I'm currently training for the Rock and Roll Savannah marathon on the first weekend of November. Not only am I training, but I'm training HARD. 2 months back, I decided that I was going to make the commitment to put in the time to reach what I feel is my potential. That is, a marathon somewhere near 3:05 or 3:10.
While listening to the Marathon Talk podcast, I heard a quote that almost exactly sums up my current training plan: If you do what you've always done, then you'll get what you've always got.
While I've had great luck and ran faster than I ever have thought I could with my previous training plans (sub 19 5k, sub 40 10k, sub 1:30 half), I knew that I had to kick it up to the next level for the Savannah training cycle. For me, that means running 70 miles a week with two days of speedwork per week for a solid two months before my marathon. That is NOT the right approach for everyone. In fact, it is probably not the right approach for many. I don't subscribe to the gillions of miles approach. I've never done that before. EVER. With a demanding job and an infant at home, it is a commitment for sure.
There is no history of anything, until it happens.
But, I'm often reminded of my other favorite quote above. What was once an inactive volcano is Mt St Hellens. What was once an unconquerable 4:00 min mile barrier is broken. Simply put, I'm not going to run a fast marathon. . . . .until I do. Until that time, I'm going to run my guts out.
What are you doing to create history? Are you doing what you've always done?
My funny foto Friday this week isn't so much funny as it is very interesting. I loves me some graphs, and this one just goes to show that running is pretty much the best thing ever. I'm pretty sure that running cures just about everything. At least, I sure hope so. If this rash gets any worse I'm really going to have to do something. Happy Friday!
Alright. FINE. I'll give you what you came for. Kim at Life in the Twin lane just ran a sub 2 half marathon - a pr by over 5 minutes!! While at the Rock and Roll Chicago half expo, she was minding her own business when - BAM - she nearly was poked in the eye. Now, I'm not saying that mannequins have to be 100% life like representations of reality, but I think this one take it to **ahem** an new "level". Happy Friday!