Time for a new six-month training program. The key goal is the Vancouver marathon in May. It's close to home and I would like to follow up the 2008 finish line with a much better one in 2009.
It will give me enough time to recover - both mentally and physically - from the Victoria marathon I just ran in October and also provides me with plenty of time to build back up. Coach Pat Carroll has given me five 3-hour training runs for this marathon, which is one more 3-hour run than I did for Victoria and a record total.
Along the way, there are some great goals such as the 5K race planned for the first weekend of December. It's been a long time since I raced a 5K and I am looking forward to getting closer to that 19:00 and possibly even into the 18:xx.
I love getting new training programs - such a great map for the next six months. I am excited!