So on National Running Day, I knew I wouldn't just run my recovery 5 miles. I decided to try out a new pair of shoes and see how my legs felt. If I felt good, I would try for me. Well I got in 7 really good miles that day. Really good in that I progressively went from 9:15 pace all the way to 7:55 pace for my last mile. My legs felt great after so I went for a recovery 5 yesterday and will do 9 General Aerobic miles today. So I am officially in my training program for the Twin Cities Marathon. Now we will see if I can handle this big of a program, if not I will scale back a bit if my legs can't handle.
Yesterday, on my run, I was thinking of goals for this training cycle. I will set my goals today and re-visit them just before and after the marathon.
Goal A--This is a long shot, but I want to qualify for Boston. I need a 3:40:59. This would drop about 15 minutes off my marathon time. This is doable, but I am thinking this will happen next May, but can hope for October.
Goal B--3:45. I think this is my best bet. I know I had more left in the tank after Vermont so think that I can drop 10 minutes off that time.
Goal C--3:50. Like I said, I know I had more left in the tank, and think I could have ran this at Vermont if I wouldn't have held back. I only put this here as if I go for BQ, then I am hoping if it isn't going to work and I blow up that I still get a PR.