ONE: Marathon training has officially begun! As of this morning, in fact! Yes, I’ve been running consistently, but I just decided today at 6am that I should probably, like, follow a plan or something. What race am I training for? The Mohawk Hudson River Marathon in the Capital Region of Upstate, NY — yes, the same (and only) 26.2 mile course I’ve run twice before. Hey, if it ain’t broke…right?
I’ve had two great experiences and love the course and running in early October, and it’s important to me to run a race at home so that my parents & loved ones can be there, so this has become my favorite race. I’ve done the half twice (2011 & 2012) and the full twice thus far (2013 & 2015), forced to defer 2014 due to an injury, and I’m excited to train for this full again. I like the structure and accountability a training plan offers me, even if I don’t always stick to it unwaveringly, and I’m hoping the next 13 weeks take me on a journey of self that challenges & stretches me in all sorts of ways.
I’ve chosen to follow Hal Higdon’s Intermediate 1 Marathon Training plan, which is the same one I (loosely) used last time. No complaints with it and I adjust as needed.
TWO: Dave Matthew Band — in concert, this coming Saturday night. So, so stoked for this outdoor summer concert at my favorite (and most-frequented) concert venue, Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC). I’ve seen dozens of concerts & ballets here throughout my life, but DMB has always been the front-runner — this will be my 10th time seeing them in concert since I became a huge fan in my early teens. An outdoor show on a golden evening in Saratoga, NY, where the music couldn’t be any more summer-perfect and the atmosphere is one of overwhelming joy and revelry just to be alive in that moment…those are some of my favorite memories of growing up Upstate, and I can’t wait to relive that again this weekend!
What’s something you’re looking forward to this week?
Anyone following a plan/training for a fall marathon?
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I am running a half in Lenox, MA on Oct 9. I have become lax on training but I guess I should think about it.
Spending the weekend with my tennis friends on the Schroon River.
you’re so good about running races in different locations! i have to take a page out of that book!
If I lived in NYC, I’d race there every week
route 66 marathon in Tulsa a week before Thanksgiving will be my fifth and final marathon for 2016.
five in one year?! amazinggggg!
or crazy 🙂
I used to go see Dave Matthews all the time in high school and college. It’s been soooo long. I was just actually thinking about them the other day when I heard their song on the radio!
i used to go at least once a year in hs and college as well, and then went last year after not going for a few years and was like, “WHY have i not been continuing this habit?! he’s amazing!” def my fave show to attend and perfect summer music!