Richmond Marathon – Training Begins

Today marked the first official day of my training for the Richmond Marathon.

16 weeks to go until my race on November 16th.

I have been dreaming about this training cycle for a while.  I’m so excited.  So grateful to be where I am right now.  So grateful to have my gaze ahead, in the direction of my dreams.  Forward from here.

So ready.

I’m entering into this training cycle with the intention of pouring all I’ve got into it.  I want to make every run count.  To honor my body.  To really listen to what’s in my heart.  And take care with each and every moment – feel the work and the gratitude that follows and the dedication that comes from deep inside of me.  Let it happen.

For some reason I feel like I am getting ready to go to my edges this cycle in a way that I never have before.  I’m not sure what is causing this stir inside of me yet.  I know that I have stood up to fears before and broken down inner barriers to get to the place I’m at today.  And that I will continue moving forward, to grow forward, in that way.  But it’s different this time.  Something is different.

My goal for Richmond is to train smart and get to the start line injury free and strong and DETERMINED to go out there and run the race I know in my heart I am capable of running.  No excuses.

Run fast.  Run hard.  Run smart.

Do what I love to do.

I believe I have a 3:10 marathon in me.  And I am going to go out there and get it.

7 thoughts on “Richmond Marathon – Training Begins

  1. Having been following your training for a few years now (!!), I have no doubt that the sub-3:10 is in you. I think you are going to be blown out of the water with how fast you can run – your training last spring was amazing and I know you would have been close to that had you not had tummy issues!
    So excited to follow along your training again!
    PS. Can you do a post on your core exercises that you do?! I need to start focusing on core work again and am inspired by you!

  2. It's my first time reading, but I wanted to say I am running Richmond too (for the second time). I don't know if you've done it before, but it is an AMAZING marathon, just so much fun and so conducive towards an awesome experience. I'll be rooting for you!

  3. Good luck from a fellow DC-area runner! Longtime fan of your blog; running Philly the same day you run Richmond, and I draw inspiration for my own training from reading how far you've progressed in such a short time. Looking forward to reading about your training this cycle, and seeing you get your sub-3:10.

  4. I can't wait to see how amazing you do this training cycle! I'd love it if you could do a post on what you are doing the same and what you are doing differently this cycle to get that 3:10. It's so easy to fall into the trap of doing the same things over and over again but you don't seem to have that problem!

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