Things have converged to delay my 3/three/30 marathon training plan. I am now planning on trying a late winter early spring marathon (Feb/March). I had the following issues come up that have made my current plan impossible.
- I am going to be in Seattle on the day I was planning on running a marathon in Charlotte, NC. This is trip my wife and I have been trying to take for a while and that date happened to be the best date for everything else.
- I took on the head coaching roll for the High School soccer team I have been helping coach which means I am getting lots of exercise, but not lots of marathon specific training.
- I pulled my calf last week during soccer practice and it will probably be another week before I can start running again.
With those three things I decided it would be best to look for a marathon date early next year versus forcing it with a November marathon. So I will not be posting any updates on marathon training until after soccer season (late October). After that I plan on refocusing and coming up with a new plan and new training targets.
For those of you who are wondering I was behind schedule by about 30 seconds a mile going into soccer season. During soccer tryouts I had a couple of weeks where I worked with the kids for an 1.5 hours each day so that really boosted my fitness levels. However, I didn't get any timed runs in before I pulled my calf.
On a positive note the soccer team I am coaching should be very good this year.
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