For the past several years, I've toyed with the idea of running a marathon. But every time I've taken a few semi-serious first steps on a three- or four-month training program, I've gotten injured.
Well, this time I'm serious. I'm going to run the Miami Marathon on January 28.
Why so confident this time around?
I heard about Jeff Galloway's "injury free" training program, where you do just one long run a week, and you break it up with intermitent walking. Seems real doable to me.
Well, in order to follow Galloway's plan reasonably well, I'd have to wait unti at least January to run. There are a couple of other big, popular races that month -- most notably, the Disney Marathon -- but Miami appears to have the most interesting course. Plus, it'll make a nice mid-winter get away for Allie and me. Also, it's gotten really good reviews.
Ideally, I'd like to be one of those people who does two or three marathons a year. I think it'd be a blast.
These are some that I'd like to do:
It's fun to fantasize.