This...this is happening right now and do you know what this means??
It means I am creating my marathon training plan for the OKC Memorial Marathon on April 24th, 17 weeks from Monday. It has been a long time since I have written a plan and this one will be even more complicated than any before it. I am dedicated, completely motivated to maintaining my CrossFit routine of 3-4 times per week. How do I integrate this kind of intense training with running such high mileage? And not only that but the time commitment alone is daunting because last time I checked I still work 40 hours a week and am a single mom...yeah, so there's that. I am excited to see how CrossFit affects my running and just how it affects my training, endurance, and my aerobic capabilities. This will be a learning experience for sure and I am excited about being more well-rounded in my training.
I am the first one to encourage women (men too but in my experience I most often have to encourage women) to take time for themselves, to do something, anything, and take time, an hour a day or every other day, or once a week at least, to do something for themselves. For me the time just so happens to be utilized in an hour of CrossFit. And I am a better mom, therapist, person for it.
Anyway, tonight I am working on my marathon training plan and figuring out how to create a plan that will allow me to continue my CrossFit, get in the necessary mileage to cover the 26.2 miles, and keep my sanity and my job....oh yeah and to take care of my kiddo. This is unchartered territory for me. In the past I would schedule in rest days and cross training but this is different, maybe closer to my 70.3 training plan when I had to factor in three sports and found myself running, swimming, and biking, two sports every training day. Whew....I'm tired just thinking about it. But also now that I think about it I am certain I can figure it out.....
I am open to any and all advice on how to maintain CrossFit and incorporate distance running.