Am starting my training for 2009 Stanchart Nairobi marathon. I have had a seven months rest from serious running. During that time I learn’t how to swim.
My running goal this year is to finish the 2009 stanchart marathon in a time of around 2.45. My personal best is 2.56. I will be a smiling runner if I can be able to shelve 10 more minutes from my PB.
Am confident I can run faster. At the finish line of 2008 Stanchart marathon my legs felt strong, no fatigue & no cramps. I had this feeling that I could still keep running another 10k.
Taking My Running To the Next level
This year I will build on the strength of my three years of marathon running. I believe my body is now physically strong and it can cope with stress of more weekly miles and faster running.
Advantages of many months of training
To reach to my goal am dedicating 5 months of serious training. More training time means, no over training, more rest and fewer running injuries. If I suffer the unfortunate injury at least I will have enough time to recover.
In the month of June I will focus on cardiovascular fitness. I will do this by accumulating as many miles I can at a slow pace. I will also assessing my physical condition to see whether I might be carrying a running injury that I might not be aware of.
In July, that is when I will start on speed work. Am yet to decide on my actual mileage and exact tactics so keep reading as I will keep posting my plans and progress.