I’ve drafted up a marathon training plan and have even been out for a few miles running in the past week. Well, I say running, but I am actually surprisingly slow. My time for a mile was 15 minutes last time out. Yes, that is correct: 15 minutes for one mile. For some reason, I think that even in my wounded and pained state in the Boston Marathon, I was doing 12-minute miles.
I am on the list for the upcoming Bay State Marathon. Come October, I plan to be ready to run a 4:15-4:30 race. I feel confident I can do it, but I worry about my legs. I’m carrying at over 200 pounds right now. I face a huge chance of injuring myself by trying to build up to long distances at my weight. My training plan calls for a 1.5 pound drop every week, but it may not be enough to save my legs.