Illinois Marathon – Two Months and Counting!

The Illinois Marathon is just under two months away, on April 27, 2013.

This will be the 4th time I’ve been at this start line in Champaign-Urbana, IL. The first two times I did the half marathon. The third time was last year, and it was my first marathon. It’s a very well done race.

Time flies, and I travel some, so I’m nowhere near where I want to be in terms of training. I was going along at around 15 miles per week since around Christmas. Not terrible, but not enough. Then mid-February I hit it with nearly 40 miles. I was dead by the time it was over. So then – no surprise, I backed off. Then we got a ton of snow. Then we got more snow. Ugh. I’ve been arguing with the treadmill ever since.

My training schedule has me running 8 miles tomorrow and 17 Sunday. Problem (for me) is that the trail on which I run is covered with wet, heavy snow. So, I’m gonna have to make peace with my treadmill and get it together. I can’t do 17 miles on a treadmill, but I’m going to make every effort to do 8.

One day at a time. I run.



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