Last week, I officially registered for my “first” marathon. If anyone remembers last year, I had to drop down to the half marathon in Philly due to injuries. This year (hopefully) I will be running the Richmond Marathon on November 16th!
I have my marathon training plan all ready for me to begin on July 1st. The first 4 weeks of my training plan will be “warm up” training and the real shiznit begins on July 29th just in time for my 28th birthday. Woof!
I heard great things about the Richmond Marathon. One being “The Friendliest Marathon.” Who wouldn’t want to run the friendliest marathon? Nothing makes me happier than cheery people in the morning. Seriously. Like the way the Starbucks baristas welcome me at 7am every morning! I am not being sarcastic.
One of the other reasons I chose this marathon was after reading Dori’s Richmond experience there after graciously dropping out of the NYCM the week before. Check out her review. I bet I’ll see you in Richmond in November after you read it.
I am ready to lace up my Mizuno‘s and run my first marathon. This year I hope that with everything I have learned over the last several months, I will be able to train injury free and show up at the start of the MARATHON and not the half marathon. Wish me luck!
Are you running Richmond this year?? Let me know!!