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.