The ING NYC Marathon has held my money for a while so I knew I was in, but to get a confirmation this week was exciting. Let the journey begin.
It is a race I have wanted to run since before I ran my first marathon. The start has not been ideal with my foot status but we are getting there. I heard a great thought the other day in regards to something not running related that I plan to borrow. Success depends on how good you can execute Plan B. Back in January I new what Plan A was for New York. I wanted to run a specific time and qualify for Boston.
Is that still possible? Currently, my left foot says no but we have a long way to go. I am not giving up quite yet on that, but I also need to have Plan B as a backup.
In reality this is a marathon I am excited to run, period. I have been working on all sorts of different training plans. It will probably be a hydrid of many training plans that I will just have to make work for me until I can get my foot where I want it.
Each and every marathon journey I have taken has presented a unique challenge and this one will be no different. I guess one thing about this one is that my challenge starts so early on in my training.
Would the marathon be so rewarding at the end if it was easy?