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Dec 27, 2011

Marathon(s) in one year?

3 miles on the schedule today....done!

Running in the spring!  Love it!
I remember last year when I was training for my second marathon, I was thinking, "Why am I doing this again in the same year?"  I had felt like I was burned out but I still enjoyed running.  Over the last couple months, I have probably averaged 25 miles a week.  It seems like a good base for me but I'm already thinking I want to do another marathon.  While I'm signed up to do the Grand Rapids Marathon in October, I'm now contemplating what I did not think I would do -- signing up for a marathon in the spring/summer which would mean two marathons again next year.  I remember saying to myself last year, "Remember you were crazy for doing two marathons in a season" so I don't do that again but I can't help it.  I feel like I'm ready to get back out there more again.

Perhaps it was the couple months of reduced mileage that helped?

Perhaps I'm just ready to start training harder for something again?

Perhaps I like doing the marathon training schedule(most days)?

Perhaps I just want to be like Jim at 50 after 40 or Skinny Runner who do many marathons a year and sometimes even back to back marathons in a weekend!

Perhaps I'm just crazy to be thinking this?

Perhaps all these things.  All I know is that I feel like I need to start increasing the mileage and giving myself another challenge during the year.  Who knows, I might be regretting it come October but that's unlikely once it's over.

Question of the day?  Are you up for more than one marathon in a year?

Have a great day and.....Keep Running!!!!



  1. I think two marathons in a year is very reasonable - I usually split my year into two seasons, one with a spring goal race and one with a fall goal race. If you take it easy for a few weeks between seasons, you should be fine to do two marathons in one year.

  2. id go a little crazy if i could only run one marathon a year. i might go crazy anyways but i like to blame it on running....