Nov 04, 2012 2:07 AM GMT
I should be tucked up in bed with my shorts on ready to go race in NYC marathon tomorrow morning, my first one, but alas, Sandy had other plans. Its disappointing, but totally understandable given the state of the city, especially SI.
I'm pondering next steps fitness wise and seek advice. I'm ready for a marathon, and would like to do one, but my schedule for the next month is nuts. Looking at Miami, Jan 27, but not looking forward to training in cold and dark in NYC through Dec & Jan.
Do I just put it off until next year, or face into some cold runs this winter along with a permanently red nose and not let the fitness go to waste?
Can I augment running with other indoor stuff, is it the same? Can I get away with 2 outdoor runs a week? One short (6 miles) one long (12 - 16).
While the training has resulted in lean muscle and a loss of bf, I'm a bit too light and wanted to put on about 10 lbs in the next 10 weeks instead of running all the time.
Any advice greatly appreciated. I was aiming for an avg. 8:30 pace.