Ever since I started running last year, my goal has been to run a marathon. However, not wanting to rush things, I thought it best to build up slowly, starting with some 5K and 10K races this year and a couple of half-marathons next year, before doing the Brighton Marathon in 2016.
So far, I have managed to resist the temptation to sign up for the marathon, which isn’t easy when so many of may friends are regular Brighton Marathoners. But I’ve just about managed to convince myself that running a marathon without at least a couple of half marathons under my belt would be a bit premature to say the least.
And then this happened…
That’s right. The good folks at Brighton Marathon have decided to re-open general entries for one day only. Why they decided to do this, I have no idea. But they did. And I signed up.
Well, ok, I haven’t committed to it fully yet. It’s all a bit secretive the way they are doing it. First, you have to register your interest before the end of the month. Then, at some point in November, they will send you an email announcing the special registration date. They say this will happen 48 hours before registration opens and that you have to be quick off the mark as the registration window will only be open for a maximum of 24 hours.
So, this means that now that I have registered my interest, I’m not only checking my email religiously in case the announcement comes early, but I’m also trying to figure out how the heck I’m going to get myself ready to run the Brighton Marathon in April while training for the Half Marathon in February!
In theory, this should be totally doable, but with my recent injury problems I also need to be careful not to try to do too much too soon. So, I guess it’s back to the drawing board for me as I re-plan my recovery and get myself ready for some serious training this winter.
How’s your training going? Have you got any races coming up in the next few months or are you starting to plan for next year? Please share your thoughts in the comments.