I think I might have found a new goal, but I don't know if I'm being over ambitious. There is a Verona marathon in February that I want to participate in. Now don't get too crazy, I'm going to run the marathon. They are offering a half marathon as well.
That's 13.1 miles. More than quadruple my huge goal I just accomplished last month.
It's going to take a lot of hard work. No one is disputing that. But, I do have more than 4 months to work toward this goal. That's something, right?
Please, if you know anything about running tell me now if I'm being an over anxious beginner or if I really have a shot at finishing this thing. I'm going to keep my eyes peeled for a 10k, which would have been my next race or preference. Maybe if I find one I can get rid of this crazy idea.
I was checking out Runner's World online and they had a training schedule for half marathons for beginners. It was an 8 week schedule. Surely I can stretch that over double the time for a slow increase to what I want to accomplish? This way there's no injuries or heartache over a missed run.
I'm not going to lie, when I saw that in week 1 I'd be running 19-21 miles instead of my usual 6-10 I had a little panic attack. But as soon as I calmed down and stopped hyperventilating I realized I had more time than the average bear.
Here I go, getting excited again.
Bloggers, either talk me off the ledge or encourage me to take the leap. I'd love your feedback.