That is the question.
I don't know what it is in me that makes me toy with the idea of running a marathon every spring. I really don't:/
It's six months of hard work, six months of piling on the miles, six months of lifting, six months of cross training, six months of paying attention to what I eat, six months of honing a pre race routine...
Here's what I kinda want to do...I'm thinking about getting a group of my runner girls together, and doing the weekend long runs together. I want to bypass the fast runner group this year. For all the work I did with them, I don't feel like I actually gained anything from them. I put in the work...I don't need them to do that.
There is a guy who, for me, is kind of an urban legend. He's this mythological coach who trains out of his own place just a bit west of me. One of my runner gals has trained with him, and LOVES him. I'm thinking we could do once a week with the running God, and he can tell us what our long runs will be, and we can do them on our own. All of us have run marathons before, and we all know what we're in for. What we really need is someone to pay attention to our needs. I did not get that from the fast group. I felt like I was always alone in that group:/
Is that a crazy idea? Sounds reasonable...no? I'm leaning that way...us girls going it with the Running God once a week and taking the long runs in our little pack.
Just. Might. Run. Chicago.