If you want to ensure your year speeds by like a rocket, map out a training plan.
That’s exactly what I did over the past weekend. I’m either optimistic or crazy or both, but I have decided to run (or train to run and then maybe run) the Mountain Madness 50k in October, five weeks before the Philadelphia Marathon. I’m already registered for Philly, but registration isn’t up yet for the 50k. I’m still scared of that one and unsure how prepared I can be to run 31 miles on trails, but I feel like I should try and not let fear rule me.
So yeah, I now have planned out every run beginning in July and continuing through the marathon, which is the Sunday before Thanksgiving. July is just six weeks from now. The end of the year looms before me.