I'm going to do it.
I've thought about it, I've debated, I've weighed the pros and cons.
I'm going to run the Royal Victoria Marathon in October.
That's right - Marathon - not Half - the full deal - 26.2 miles.
- Just to finish.
- Finish in under 4 hours.
- Finish as close to 3:30:00 as possible.
Why do it?
Why not just do the Half, like I planned, and then do the Marathon next year?
I want to challenge myself. A Half Marathon is a great accomplishment, and after this, it'll probably be the race that I end up running the most - I really did enjoy it. But I want to push myself that little bit farther, and I think that this is the type of long term goal that will keep me focused on the training - simply out of fear of failure. And with it being the 30th Anniversary of the Marathon, I was hoping for a perfect-storm of Fate, Karma, and Timing to align and allow me to attain my goals.
We'll see what happens down the road. There's a lot of miles between then and now.
Wish me luck.