I finished making my training plan for the rest of the year.
I think I’ll go throw up now.
To call it intimidating is an understatement.
It carries me through winter and my three “milestone” races: the Chi-Town 10K (April 6), the Madison Half Marathon (May 25) and the Chicago Marathon (Oct. 12). I cribbed from Amie’s “Training Plan for Total Badasses,” which she used for her BQ in 2009, and my trusty Hal Higdon plan. I’m adding an insane amount of speed work, a second 20-miler and the aforementioned yoga class. I’m also going to pay much closer attention to my diet, nutrition and sleeping habits.
I’m not gonna lie: I’m afraid. Nervous. Overwhelmed. And I have my doubts. But to quote my wise friend Jennifer, “Big things are hard and scary. That’s why you feel like a fucking badass when you do them.” Amen, Angels. — Mags