I’m thinking about it…
I might just do it…
I am debating another marathon. Of course that shouldn’t be big news to anyone who knows why I named my blog 278toBoston. However this is big news to me. I had almost just given up on running another long race.
The summer has been difficult to say the least. It has been hot and tiring. My goal is to run 4 miles each day I run (going for at least 5 days a week) and I have just added a 7-8 mile run on the weekend.
Basically I’m in survival mode running. Just enough running to not lose the gains I have made in the past few years.
Back to the marathon. I have a great Hungarian Dr. friend who lives in Jacksonville, Fl. After I ran my last marathon, he said, “Okay Tom, now that you have run a marathon, you aren’t doing any more, right?” He was afraid that I could hurt myself by running so far.
Well now he is wanting me to run the Jacksonville Bank Marathon in December. He wants us to come down and spend time together. I think the marathon is the excuse he is making for us to come down for a visit, but it is tempting.
A couple of pluses… It is a flat course. It is at the end of December in Florida. It is 80% shaded. It is very scenic. He is an awesome friend.
So, now with confidence from my hill/mountain running over the past couple weeks, I am at a place where I have to make a choice to train or not to train for another marathon. This training will be easier then last years training as I won’t be doing the bulk of my training in the summer heat.
Anyway, I will make up my mind soon. My last/first marathon clocked in at 4:14, so a sub 4:00 marathon would be awesome.
Should I or shouldn’t I…
More on my decision within a few days.