I am starting back over because I have goals. Big ones. Big ones for me anyway. And it all starts tomorrow.
Background. I have run 16 marathons. Nothing fast, nothing slow. Just mid-packer. I did run one kinda well about 9-10 years ago. A 4:27. Other than that, all have been slow.
This summer I began training for the Columbus Marathon (which I ran 3 weeks ago). I used the Hansons Method and trained harder than I ever have. I felt very confident going into this race. But it just wasn't my day. I don't really know what happened. I ran a 4:51. I never loosened up. My legs felt the same at mile 1 as they did at mile 26. Tight. The hubs seems to think I worked myself up into the tightness because I was so nervous. maybe.
One thing I do know is that I can do better than that. BUT...I am also sitting 30 lbs heavier than my PR race.
SO... I am going to pick a fall race in 2015. Get this freaking weight off and try Hansons again.
I want to set another PR so bad. so bad.
Lots of work.
I want to document all of it. for me. Because I know other people and the FB world are going to get sick of hearing about it. I will just write about it.
Day 1 starts tomorrow.