Well, I’ve pulled the trigger–after a ridiculously large amount of debate (you’d have thought I was buying a new house or something) I have decided to go ahead and do some marathon specific work for Richmond. I talked things over with running coach Jeff Gaudette, who I used last marathon training cycle, and he convinced me that it was the right way to go. He thinks that my fat-burning pathways have been opened thanks to my MAF training, and will remain that way, even with the marathon training. So it’s done, and I’ve even done six miles of pace training already. I didn’t die, so that’s a bonus!
I really enjoy working with Jeff, so I am excited for what the next nine weeks or so will bring. Still, I did debate whether or not he was my right coaching choice, because you see, I’ve got Tori now. And she’s pretty ridiculously fast. I think just trying to keep up with her and I’d get where I wanted to be. ; )
What do you think?