I’ve decided to go for it – run a marathon. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I finally decided that I would put forth my best effort and give it a shot. “Giving it a shot” doesn’t sound very motivational does it? So I will simply say I’m going to do it.
Every time I thought about completing a marathon I would get a little nervous. It takes a lot of training and discipline. I know runners that have trained and it isn’t easy. It can’t be easy. I trained and ran a half marathon and it wasn’t easy. Heck, if it were easy everybody would be doing it and they’re not.
I believe my success will be driven by my commitment. Training, dedication and hard work will serve as the key factors to my success. It will be hard….but worth the effort.
I have chosen to use marathon rookie as my training plan. I used the half marathon plan and it worked well for me. I know everyone has their own plan, but I think this one will suffice. You can view the plan here: 26.2.
I won’t use words like luck and hope in my marathon training. I’ve lived long enough to know that success in any endeavor is the result of dedication, hard work and proper planning. Today was day one completing 3 miles this evening – without the iPod of course:)