I am officially registered for my fourth marathon.
Yes indeed, Rock n Roll Las Vegas!
My training plan is all set, the first long run being RnR Dublin as it fits with the week 1 distance. For the first three marathons I ran I followed beginner programs, this time I'm going with intermediate. It will be from Run Less Run Faster which has always fitted me well. In this plan I run 30k+ (19+ miles) 4 times and every long run is over 20k (except taper week).
Looking back on my past marathon training it seems I mostly crammed the high volume/longer distances into a 4 or 5 week period. This time I will follow a cohesive 16 week plan and really see what I can do. I love running at night, I love running in Las Vegas - this will be crazy and awesome.
A - Sub 5 hours
B - PR (under 5:15)
C - Make the cutoff points and finish 26.2
As the entire strip is shut down for the race there are strict time cutoff points for the marathon. I am fully aware of those going in. I said I wouldn't run another marathon until I could finish under 5 hours and it's time to go get it!