I'm training for the Vegas Marathon on Dec 4, and I'm looking for one or more running partners, so that we
can motivate each other and keep us on track. Running Seattle instead? It's only a week before - we can cheer each other on.
I'm female, 38. This is my first marathon. I'm currently running about
25 miles a week with a 6.5 mile long run, but this is increasing steadily. I'm
using Bob Glover's training program, and am working up to beginning his 16-week
program sometime in July. I also have a bunch of road races scheduled throughout
the summer. In training I am running about a 10-minute mile, and a 9-minute mile
in 5Ks. This will (I hope) improve over the summer. My aim for the marathon is
probably about 4:30.
Ideally I like to run my weekday runs about 7 AM,
before work, and am flexible about the weekend long run, though I prefer it to
be on Saturday (so that if it doesn't work out, I can run Sunday instead).
I'm tracking my progress on my blog, here: http://26andabit.blogspot.com. I'd love to meet
running partners, so shoot me a mail if you have any questions.
It's worth a try! I think it would help with motivation. The last week or so, it's been really hard for me to get off my ass, and my runs seem longer and harder than they did the week before. But today's run went really well, leg twinge notwithstanding, so I'm optimistic.
Check out Somebody's triumphant weekend run, and if you haven't already, read Dianna's great Rundown. Derek Rose over at Runorama started the Carnival of the Runners, and though it's only been up a few weeks, it's become a regular source of running inspiration for me. Cheers, Derek!