February 4th, 2014 10:51 AM by Eric Fang
I went to the trail run with two other runnersfrom the same club. They asked me what I was planning for the race? I told them I was planningfor the Marathon Race teh end of this year.
I am only 10 minutes away for qualifying Marathon.And I will be 5 minutes away, the 2nd of next year.So in order to qualify, I only need to run 10 secondsfaster this year, and 10 seconds faster next year.I know this is hard, but I think it is doable.
Since I am getting older, I can not run faster any more, but I can run longer with similar pace. Soinstead of planning to improve for my half marathon,I planned to work on the faster pace for Marathon.
Starting this year, I plan to have one half marathonevery weekend, with the pace 8:00 minute per mile. If I can do it, then I can run a marathon with total time of 26.2*8=209 minutes 36 second. Sothe goal is for 3:30 is doable.
It is the same even with our professional career.I quitted my job after I have enough planning andquite good base of clients. And I also plan toexpand the business to other states, I have to plan for the test, pre-licensing training, continueeducation, etc.