I got into running to loose weight sometime around 2010-2011 and I kept this habit since. I've been running for a decade I've managed to run 4 marathons:
- 2014-05 Scotia Toronto
- 2016-05 Scotia Toronto
- 2017-05 Scotia Toronto
- 2017-08 Reykjavik Marathon
I also been running Around the bay Race in Hamilton, Ontario from 2013, only skipping a single event in 2018 because I got sick just in the time where I needed to catch up on my training.
Since running my last marathon in August 2017 I promptly gained 10 kg, which I have kept since, which makes running a full marathon really difficult.
New Year's resolution
Before the holidays I thought of not doing new year's resolution, but since then I had a time to think, and a few doable things, such as many people from my running group are going to do ATB and then a marathon in may, I decided that organizing my time around these two events would not be particularly difficult.
For the year of 2020 I'll do my Around the Bay race and then I will use it as a springboard to run Mississauga marathon a month later.
One of my friends from the running group have mentioned that he just going to do a training schedule in google calendar, and I thought to myself that I should do that too -- years before I just ran with other people who had made their running calendar, but I never made my own.
This is the calendar I made for my schedule, based on Marathon training schedule -- Metric version I have 18 weeks until full marathon (Sunday, May 3rd) and 12 weeks until Around the Bay race (Sunday, March 29).
I'm planning to run 3 times a week, and it is easier for me to run on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. I will run on mornings Fridays to work, so I will not be able to vary distance for that exercise. For Wednesdays I set run distance to 10Km, but I may updated it and veary it between 8-13Km.
Here's my running plan in kilometers.
|13 ATB||Mar 23||10||11||30||51|