I am planning to run the Richmond Marathon on Saturday, November 10, 2012.
My goal for this marathon is to break 4 hours. That means I have to run the full 26.2 miles at a 9:09 pace. This is more than 30 seconds per mile faster than my best marathon. It is going to take a great deal of training to cut that much time off my current PR, but I'm game for at least trying.
To help me meet this goal, I joined a running group. We meet every Saturday morning at 6am for our weekly long run.
This past Saturday we ran 10 miles.
Next Saturday we are doing another 10 miles (this time hills).
I can't wait.