Okay, I've picked the May 10 marathon in Mississauga as my next big race. I've run the half marathon before and it's close to home. I didn't feel like spending a $1000 plus going to an awesome marathon like Flying Pig at this point.
This is going to be an interesting training cycle. I'm really not feeling like I'm getting the fitness but it'll come. Training, starting Feb. 16th, will be the 55 mile Pfitzinger-Douglas program, exactly the same one I did last year.
I'm looking at last year's training and I see that I'm going to have to do a few 30 and 40 mile weeks in the next month to prepare. I did 5 miles today so I'm up to 8 for the week. It's going to be tricky to get the runs in DC after Thursday, we'll see.
As for as goals go, I'm hoping to get back to 3:20 or faster fitness. I have a stretch goal of 3:15:59, which would give me my BQ. We'll see how the weather cooperates.
Racing begins in March with a 5K, the 30K Around the Bay (which I've signed up for) and a possible half marathon. April will have me doing at least the Harry Spring Runoff.
Finally, in May, a week before marathon day, one of my favorite races is on, which I missed last year, the Sporting Life