Normally around this time, I would be complaining about not making enough progress in my training for the NYC Marathon. Or . . . complaining about how hot it is. Well, I still complain about the latter with or without a training plan. 😉
I guess that my marathon training issues will not be too much an issue because of this dumb pandemic. To keep in the spirit of what would have been the 50th anniversary of NYC’s marathon, I gonna train to run the last half of the marathon. Honestly, the last 13.1 miles of this marathon is a bit more exciting than the first half. For the first half, runners start at the Verrazano Bridge (Staten Island) and run through Brooklyn. The second half takes you through a bit of Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and Manhattan again.
Since there are about 55 days until Marathon Sunday (Nov. 1), I think that I’ll set up a nice half marathon training plan. While I’m not running a full marathon, I think this will put me in a New York (marathon) State of Mind. Also, as I mentioned in a previous post, none of these reasons to run a virtual marathon seemed particularly inviting. More power to the folks who can and do run virtual marathons.
Although I have been doing more easy breezy 5-6 mile daily runs, training for my fake half marathon will force me to become a bit more aggressive with my training. For example, I’ll add more hill, sprint, and long run workouts.
We’ll see how this will go.
Oh crap, I just realized that this semester I teach on Saturdays and Sundays. Well . . . If I leave my apt early enough (HA!) to commute to the Pulaski Bridge in Brooklyn, then I think that I’ll be able to finish my fake half marathon well before my 12:30 pm class.
Ain’t nothing to it but to do it.