So I registered for Chicago. Just like the other 30,000 people this week.
I’m excited about it, and have some major goals:
- Train well
- Don’t wimp out in training
- Break 5 hours, target 4:45 or faster.
I said in my 2012 Goals that I wanted to wait before committing to the marathon again until I get faster. While I haven’t given myself much opportunity to prove myself on this quite yet, I am confident that I’m working to get myself faster.
I want to commit myself to selecting a good training program and commiting myself to following it through. In both of my marathon training periods in 2011 (for the Illinois Marathon and also Fox Valley Marathon) I didn’t actually follow my marathon training to a T. I’m not sure if I need to be a part of a group training program or be coached, but those are both things that I’m considering for Chicago. I want to do well by me and meet my goals. Even when things get tough in training, I want to accomplish what I set out to do.