With 2011 being my year of Triathlon, I had decided that I would not have the time to train for a marathon, both mentally and physically. Well, that was until my sister-in-law, Rebecca, talked about doing the Las Vegas Half-Marathon on December 4, 2011. Hmmm.... participate in the world's largest night time marathon? Yeah, we'll make it happen. Since all our money has been sunk into triathlon gear, I don't have to worry about losing it on the poker table.
In less than two weeks we had gone from having a free December to having the entire trip (registration, plane, hotel) paid for. I like how Rebecca rolls!
So the training? Well, Rock'n'Roll Las Vegas (RnRLV) is five weeks after my half-ironman. I know I can handle a marathon with my cardio system but physically pounding out the 26.2 miles on the legs might be a little more challenging. I decided to take Hal Higdon's marathon plan and compare the long runs to my Half-Ironman plan. They actually matched up pretty well except for about four of the weekends in which I'll need to add another 30 - 60 minutes. I'm not concerned about the midweek runs on the marathon plan until after October 29.