More than two months after registration opened, we finally signed up to run Goofy's Marathon and a Half. It was my idea and I've been thinking about how I really feel the need to do this for so long that it's kind of hard to believe we've actually committed ourselves to the race. Holy wah! I can't believe we've signed up for this race. I'm excited for it, but I have to admit that it is intimidating!
We found a training program online. It is a 28 week program, and starts in 12 days. Because I'm running at least one half marathon between now and then (and hopefully two half marathons) I won't really start the official "training" program until after those races as I will be training for those races and then jump into that training program after I complete the halfs. This will leave me with 16 weeks to devote to training exclusively for Goofy's but I should have a great base going into it at the 12-week mark (I hope!).
On another note I am trying a new training program for the half(s) coming up this fall. I started last weekend and it is quite aggressive. I'm not that I will be able to complete each workout as called for, but I'm going to give it my best shot. If I can complete it, stay healthy and not have any more unexpected medical issues I'm really hopeful that I can PR, even if I can't break 2 hours.
Okay, seriously . . . I really can't believe I'm going to run a half marathon and then a marathon the very next day . . . I know many wouldn't agree, but this is going to be fun!