Some thoughts about running the Stockholm marathon.
Running a marathon is something, like I have written before, that I never thought I would want to do. I have always been a runner but never set such a difficult goal for myself before. Running the half marathon last year was fun (even if I got a stitch and didn’t do as well as I had hoped) and at first I was thinking I should do that this year again. I think the reason why I signed up to do a marathon instead is because I wanted a goal that would mean I have to train hard and focused to reach it. (It was really easy to sign up and decide to do it 🙂 )
However, it is now time to really start training for it so that I can actually manage to run it in June. I have made a very clear plan for which sessions I need to do each week up until the race. The aim is to build endurance rather than trying to run faster. I don’t know how my body will cope with running that long and under which conditions I will be running on the day so I feel that setting a time goal would be unnecessary for me personally. Maybe if I run another marathon I can set a time goal when I have the experience.
I am very much looking forward to it and I know it will be tough and amazing at the same time.
Right now I am in Tettnang, Germany and I will try to follow my schedule here as well. I had a long run planned for today, 120 mins. I did 105 mins in the end, because I got a bit of pain in my ankle (I think I stepped awkwardly on a pine cone), but it felt good otherwise. I did 18 km and had no cramp in my legs.
It is beautiful here, we are right next to Lake Konstanz (Bodensee) and you can see the Alps when it is clear.
I hope you all have a good week!